President Signs Child and Family Services and TANF Extension Acts

Today signaled a major victory for many children and families as President Obama signed two key pieces of legislation, extending benefits to families across the country. First, the Short-Term TANF Extension Act (H.R. 2943) would extend TANF grants to states through the remainder of the year. It does not, however, extend the authorization for TANF supplemental grants, which expired back in June. The President also signed the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (H.R. 2883), which reauthorizes Title IV-B through FY 2016 and reinstates Title IV-E waiver authority. CWLA applauds the President on the signing of these important measures.

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