Series: “On the Ground” Perspectives on Social Assistance Programs

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Research Series

Series: “On the Ground” Perspectives on Social Assistance Programs

Federal programs such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) disburse federal funding to help states and counties meet the financial or child care needs of income eligible families with children, of which a substantial proportion includes Hispanic families.

The publications in this series examine, from different vantage points, how state and local implementation of CCDF, TANF, and other associated government assistance programs may matter in how Hispanic families access these supports that are intended to enhance their financial and psychosocial well-being. The studies covered in these reports range from scans of publicly available state-level policy to surveys of local program staff within specific state contexts who serve Hispanic family populations. Together, these research efforts provide new insights about how administrative burden can limit programs’ reach to children and parents who might benefit from these investments, as well as help identify implementation strategies that are working and are particularly helpful in easing access and receipt and thus more effectively engage Hispanic families.

Find below the reports published in this series to date:

State-Level Comparisons

Perspectives from California

Perspectives from New Mexico

Perspectives from North Carolina