Client Services includes the staff who deliver these services. Staff functions include determining eligibility, calculating grants or coupon amounts, establishing paternity and support obligations, collection and distribution of payments, locating absent parents, auditing eligibility, and all other administrative functions required by the federal government. Agency administrative and indirect costs have been allocated to the program areas.
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 will provide assistance to needy families with children so they can be cared for in their own home, and to reduce dependency by promoting job preparation, work and marriage. The legislation eliminated the open-ended federal entitlement program of TANF/AFDC and places a time limitation on cash assistance. The legislation also makes changes to child care, the Food Stamps program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for children, benefits for legal immigrants, and the Child Support Enforcement program. States must meet an 80% Maintenance-Of-Effort (MOE) to receive their full block grant allocation. The MOE level is based upon a state's Fiscal Year 1994 spending on TANF/AFDC/JOBS.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR CHILDREN
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