Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

Background Data and reports on the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program are available to view or download. Information includes expenditures, amounts of assistance and recipient characteristics. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families is housed within the Office of Family Assistance at the Administration for Children and Families. The purpose of TANF is to provide assistance and work opportunities to families in need. TANF does this by providing federal funds…

Transfer Income Model (TRIM3)

Users can download reports and access a simulation model of the effect of major governmental tax, transfer and health programs on the U.S. population at the individual, family, state and national level. Background The Transfer Income Model, version 3 (TRIM3) is a microsimulation model developed and maintained by the Urban Institute and is funded primarily through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). TRIM3 simulates the effect of major…

Welfare Rules Database

Users can search this database to understand cash assistance programs that very by state. Background The Welfare Rules Database is maintained by the Urban Institute, a social and economic policy research center. This database is a resource for researchers seeking to understand and describe cash assistance programs that vary by state. This database allows users to compare cash assistance programs between states, research changes in cash assistance rules by state,…

Marriage Calculator: Financial Consequences of Marriage Decisions

Users can calculate the total monthly income of an individual or couple, including taxes and transfers, according to living arrangement. The calculator analyzes tax and public assistance programs. Background The “Marriage Calculator: Financial Consequences of Marriage Decisions” is maintained by the Urban Institute, a social and economic policy research center. This calculator allows users to calculate the total monthly income of a couple or individual, according to economic and demographic…

National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)

Users can customize data applying to low-income families and children. Tables and statistics generated from interactive tools can be downloaded. Background The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), a division of the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, is a non-partisan public interest research center. NCCP generates research regarding economic security and the health and development of low-income American families, children and adolescents to inform public health policy and…

Substance Abuse Legislation Database

Users can search and download legislation related to substance abuse. Topics include: adult services, children and adolescent services, community-based services, infants services, women’s services, underage drinking, sentencing reform, and TANF. Background The Substance Abuse Legislation Database is maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures. This database allows users to track legislation related to substance abuse. Topics include, but are not limited to: adult substance abuse services, children and adolescent…

Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)

Users can view and download data pertaining to employment, income, and program participation of American households. Topics include: child care, program participation, health care utilization, health care costs, disability, school enrollment, and taxes. Background The United States Census Bureau conducts the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The purpose of the SIPP is to evaluate the effectiveness of federal, state and local government programs. This survey provides information regarding…