45 CFR 284.30 - What information must the State include in its assessment of the impact of the TANF program(s) in the State on the increase in child poverty?
(a) The State's assessment must:
(1) Cover the same two-calendar-year period as the Census Bureau estimates provided to the State in § 284.20(b)(2);
(2) Directly address the issue of whether the State's child poverty rate increased as a result of the TANF program(s) in the State and include the State's analysis, explanation, and conclusions in relation to this issue; and (3) Include the information on which the assessment was based.
(4) The proportion of students certified for free or reduced-price school lunches;
(5) TANF income eligibility rules that show that client participation was not limited or cash benefits did not decrease;
(8) Information on TANF program participation such as the number of applications disapproved or denied, or cases sanctioned;
(9) The number of TANF cases closed as a result of time-limit restrictions or non-compliance with work requirements;
(12) The number of families receiving work subsidies, i.e., payments to employers or third parties to help cover the costs of employee wages, benefits, supervision, and training;
(14) Examples of past efforts that the State and the Indian tribe(s), as appropriate, have taken to mitigate or address child poverty;
(16) Information on other circumstances in the State that may have contributed to the increase in child poverty such as changes in economic or social conditions, e.g., an increase in the State's unemployment rate.