In January 2005, a working group of representatives from most of the state-supported Individual Development Account (IDA) programs with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds as a primarily source of funding were assembled in St. Louis by the Center for Social Development to participate in a meeting titled, “TANF and IDAs: A Good Match?” This important working group had four main objectives: to illustrate concrete ways that state TANF-supported IDA programs fulfill TANF goals; to identify the most important benefits and most pressing challenges related to using TANF funds as a source of support for state-level IDA initiatives; to share information on effective ways to use TANF funds to support IDAs; and to develop recommendations for improvement of TANF IDA policy and programs.
Project: State Assets Policy Project
Edwards, K. (2005). Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs): A good match? (CSD Policy Report No. 05-02). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.