New Data: TANF Participation

We've added the following indicator to the Federal Priorities Database.

  • TANF (Cash Assistance) Participation: average number of individuals and families receiving cash assistance.

TANF stands for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. . Note that it replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) during the Clinton administration, which explains the drastic participation number changes in the late 90s.