COVID-19: The Potential Role of TANF in Addressing the Economic Effects [Updated April 1, 2020] [open pdf - 596KB]
From the Document: "The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant provides grants to the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Indian tribes, and certain territories with the broad purpose of ameliorating and addressing root causes of childhood economic disadvantage. Some of the flexibility the block grant affords to states has been used, and augmented by federal legislation, to address the fallout from Hurricane Katrina and the deep economic recession of 2007-2009."
CRS Insight, IN11241
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/