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HHS/ACF RIN: 0970-AC97 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Strengthening TANF as a Safety Net and Work Program 

This rule would strengthen the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program as a safety net and work preparation program, make changes to allowable uses of TANF funds, improve work program effectiveness, and reduce administrative burden. The rule responds to the President’s Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, as well as the Biden-Harris Administration’s priority to build a bridge towards economic recovery. The rule aims to ensure TANF Programs are intentionally designed to meet the needs of families experiencing economic hardships and to provide cash assistance, employment and training assistance, and related services to ensure families can meet their basic needs, get access to opportunities in the job market, and remain together. Additionally, the rule aims to help states to tailor effective workforce services to the needs of each family and reduce administrative burden.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 260   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 609   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Deborah List
Associate Deputy Director, Office of Family Assistance
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
330 C Street SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:202 401-5488