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    Office of Family Assistance

    An Overview

    The 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.
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    TANF Technical Assistance

    The 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 Programs

    OFA 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.

Latest Information From the Network

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is pleased to host a webinar that will highlight the redesigned OFA PeerTA (PeerTA) website on April 28, 2015 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. PeerTA facilitates information sharing between states, counties, localities, tribal organizations, and community-based organizations working with TANF participants and families. The PeerTA website functions as the communications vehicle for the PeerTA model by facilitating dialogue at the state, county, local, and...
March 26, 2015
This guide, offered by the ASSET Initiative Partnership of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Community Services (OCS), provides tools and guidance for organizations seeking to add and/or improve financial capability services to their programs. The guide includes 13 tools for guiding organizations in integrating services that build financial capability, and features seven key strategies to help build financial capability so that families can maximize available resources, reduce expense, and save for the future:

Recently Asked Questions

April 7, 2015
A representative from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services would like to know if there are states that have developed data-sharing agreements with law enforcement agencies. If so, is the data match in lieu of the written request from law enforcement for specific applicant/recipient data?
March 31, 2015

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?

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