House Committee Approves Big Changes to TANF
Earlier this summer, the House Ways and Means Committee approved the Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS) for Success Act (H.R. 5861). The bill provides funding for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the mandatory/matching portion of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), and other programs through fiscal year (FY) 2023. It also makes significant changes to TANF, including limiting the use of funds, creating new performance standards, and strengthening work requirements.
TANF and related programs are set to expire on September 30, 2018. For funding to continue, Congress must act to reauthorize or extend the programs by that date.