This program includes cash assistance payments made to caretakers on behalf of children, and the amount of funds paid for child care from the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant and the TANF grant. Child care is available for parents who work but still qualify for TANF payments, parents who have obtained work but are eligible to receive child care reimbursement for a limited time and parents who are enrolled in the FINDWORK program. The FINDWORK program offers support to parents who choose to continue their education, to receive job readiness or job skills training, and to obtain work experience or job placement services. FITAP eligibility for children generally ends at age 18, but may be extended to age 19 under certain circumstances. Children comprise 72 percent of the FITAP recipients and 49 percent of food stamp recipients.
Included as a source of funding is the TANF grant. This grant is part of a comprehensive piece of federal legislation (The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996) that provides temporary assistance to needy families with children to reduce dependency by promoting job preparation, work and marriage.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR CHILDREN
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