S.3692: Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success Act

Overview

S. 3692 would amend title IV of the Social Security Act to make various programmatic and financing changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), child care entitlement (CCE), and related programs. Specifically, the bill would:

• Extend TANF and the healthy marriage promotion and responsible fatherhood grants through 2023 at their 2018 level of funding $16.7 billion;
• Extend CCE through 2023 at $3.5 billion annually, an increase of $608 million over the 2018 funding level;
• Eliminate the TANF Contingency Fund—a fund that provides additional grants to states that meet an economic need test— which was funded at $608 million in 2018; and
• Change rules about how states may spend their TANF grants, how states contribute their own spending toward the TANF program, and what states must do to engage TANF recipients in work and training.

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Talking Points

  • Would require states to develop individualized plans for employment and ensure federal and state funds are spent on employment-oriented purposes
  • Extend TANF, tribal TANF, and healthy marriage promotion and responsible fatherhood grants through 2023
  • Require all work-eligible individuals receiving assistance to participate in work activities for a minimum number of hours per month in exchange for benefits
  • Would limit use of funds to families whose monthly income is below 200% of the federal poverty level.

Our Stance

Oppose

Priority

N

Bill Number

S.3692

Date Introduced

November 29, 2018

Committee

Senate Finance Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled

Assigned Contact

Brandon Toth
Director of Public Policy
National Human Services Assembly
1101 14th Street Northwest
Washington DC , 20005
202-347-2080