Georgia has 13.7% cumulatively less TANF funds than it had to use for families struggling to make ends meet prior to the Great Recession. Even with less available funding and rising poverty, policymakers continue to use 60% of TANF funds to replace state funds for child welfare-related services while cutting TANF funds from state programs that directly satisfy its core self-sufficiency purposes. Download the PDF.
Georgia’s Decreasing TANF Funds: An Overview of the FY 2012 Allocation of TANF Funds in Georgia
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