Our nation’s rural counties provide a vast majority of our nation’s food and energy, while also being home to important manufacturing and service-sector hubs. Despite this critical role in our nation’s economy and well-being, too many individuals and families in rural counties are struggling and not sharing in our nation’s economic growth. In fact, a full 85 percent of the country’s persistent poverty counties are rural.
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is a critical public assistance program that provides assistance to millions of low-income individuals and families. Although TANF is a partnership between the federal government and states, ten states partner with counties to operate the program: California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.
To learn more about TANF’s vital role in alleviating poverty in rural counties, which includes key non-cash assistance such as child care, job training and work support programs, please join us for an educational webinar on May 9. The webinar will include a blend of subject-matter expertise, county case examples and interactive question-and-answer opportunity.