The purposes of the TANF program are
broadly defined and there is great flexibility in structuring services and funding them
with TANF dollars. The purposes of TANF are to
provide assistance to
needy families so that a child may be cared for in his or her own home or in the home of a
end dependence of needy
families by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage
prevent and reduce
out-of-wedlock pregnancies, and
encourage the formation
and maintenance of two-parent families.
The State may also submit claims for any
services that do not meet any of the above purposes,
provided the service was covered under Connecticuts Emergency Assistance (EA) Plan
in effect on September 30, 1995.