Statistics on children, youth and families in Tennessee from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth
Children receiving Families First grants Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) in Tennessee
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Definition and Source
The monthly average number and percent of children under age 18 who received financial support from the state's Families First program through Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds. Estimates are based on a state fiscal year (July - June).
The Tennessee Department of Human Services provided Families First figures. Population data were collected from the Division of Population Health Assessment, Tennessee Department of Health. The KIDS COUNT division of the Tennessee Commission of Children and Youth organized data and calculated rates.
*The Tennessee Department of Human Services submitted corrected counts for 2001 and 2002. Corrected values for 2001 and 2002 are shown, effective March 29, 2005.