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Moving Families Forward: An Introduction to TANF in Colorado During the Recession

Moving Families Forward: An Introduction to TANF in Colorado During the Recession and the Colorado Children's Budget are intended to serve as resource guides for policymakers and advocates who are interested in better understanding how Colorado finances children's programs and services and to help unravel the often confusing and complicated details of the state budget. With the rise in child poverty level and the increasing cost of quality child care, a close focus is neeeded on the budget choices affecting the Department of Human Services (CDHS), which administers many programs important to the well-being of children.

This brief explains changes in funding levels for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, one of the more important sources of support for low-income families with children. It also explains how the TANF block grant affects a range of programs in Colorado, most notably, Colorado Works and the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP).

Click here to download Moving Families Forward: An Introduction to TANF in Colorado During the Recession.

 
 

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