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Part A—BLOCK GRANTS TO STATES FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES[3]

PURPOSE

Sec401[42 U.S.C. 601] (a) In General.—The purpose of this part is to increase the flexibility of States in operating a program designed to—

(1) provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives;

(2) end the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage;

(3) prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies and establish annual numerical goals for preventing and reducing the incidence of these pregnancies; and

(4) encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

(b) No Individual Entitlement.—This part shall not be interpreted to entitle any individual or family to assistance under any State program funded under this part.


[3]  See Vol. II, P.L. 104-193, §115, with respect to denial of assistance and benefits for certain drug-related convictions; §402, with respect to limited eligibility of qualified aliens for certain Federal programs; §422, with respect to authority for States to provide for attribution of sponsors income and resources to the alien with respect to State programs; and §911, with respect to fraud under means-tested welfare and public assistance programs.

See Vol. II, P.L. 109-68, §8, with respect to availability of additional unspent TANF funds for families affected by Hurricane Katrina.

See Vol. II, P.L. 112-35, §2(a), with respect to the extension of the temporary assistance for needy families block grant program through December 31, 2011 and see §3, with respect to the budgetary effects.

See Vol. II, P.L. 112-78, §312, with respect to extension of the temporary assistance for needy families program through February 29, 2012.

See Vol. II, P.L. 112-96, §4002(i), with respect to prevention of duplicate appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012.

See Vol. II, P.L. 112-275, with respect to the establishment of a commission to develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing fatalities resulting from child abuse and neglect.