Statistics on children, youth and families in Arkansas from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families
Children receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families in Arkansas
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Definition and Source
Total number of children under18 receiving TANF or AFDC. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a need-based income assistance program for families with children under age 18 who need financial support because one parent is absent from the home, one parent is incapacitated, and family income and assets are within the program limits. Prior to July 1, 1997, the program was known as Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
Arkansas Department of Human Services, Annual Statistical Report