Issue Brief 11-35
October 19, 2011

On September 30, 2011, the president signed the Short-Term TANF Extension Act (P.L. 112-35), which extends the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant and related programs through December 31, 2011. While most programs are funded at federal fiscal year (FY) 2011 levels, the law does not extend or provide funding for TANF supplemental grants, which expired on June 30, 2011. In addition, it does not address the TANF Contingency Fund because funding was previously authorized and appropriated through FY 2012.