Whereas the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds directed to the community colleges were to be used for supplemental programs and services for students in transition from welfare to work and were allocated to districts based on the 1995-96 headcount of Aid to Families with Dependant Children (AFDC) recipients per college, and
Whereas the establishment of programs and services to serve TANF recipients is an urgent matter as such students will be granted a maximum of 18 months to make the transition from welfare to work and will be referred to the colleges as early as January 1998, and
Whereas some local districts have been keeping TANF funds and rolling them into the general fund to supplant costs of ongoing programs rather than distributing TANF dollars to the colleges to serve TANF students with supplemental programs and services as intended,
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor's Office to hold districts and colleges accountable for the proper use of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and CalWORKs funding to target supplemental programs and services for TANF recipients rather than to supplant existing funds.
The TANF program has been superseded by other welfare-to-work efforts.