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Office of Family AssistanceThe Office of Family Assistance (OFA), within the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, oversees the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program created by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996.
TANF Technical AssistanceThe OFA PeerTA Network provides a variety of Technical Assistance services to States, counties, localities, and Tribal organizations operating TANF programs. The PeerTA approach emphasizes peer-to-peer learning and allows users to exchange information and network.
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Resources for TANF ProgramsOFA PeerTA’s library includes a variety of Resources/Reports, Question and Answers, and Innovative Programs related to TANF programs and serving low-income families. Browse our Library.
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In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly introduced and passed Session Law 2013-417. The law requires a county Department of Social Services (DSS) to verify whether an applicant for or a recipient of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS/SNAP) benefits or Work First Program (TANF) assistance has a status of fleeing felon or parole/probation violator. A representative from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services would like to know if there are any States that interface with law enforcement systems or are discussing similar processes?