Crisis In The Family Courts

Marriage promotion does not belong in our government. this is just getting sicker and sicker

Posted in Uncategorized by abatteredmother on February 4, 2010

 

Excerpts from President’s 2011 Budget Proposal

"This request provides a one-year extension for all Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs and establishes a Fatherhood, Marriage, and Families Innovation Fund to support States’ development, implementation and evaluation of: a) comprehensive responsible fatherhood programs that rely on strong partnerships with community-based organizations; and b) comprehensive family demonstrations geared towards improving child outcomes.  The current Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood funds will be redirected to this more comprehensive effort."

MORE, money? MORE?

 

Page 492 of The Budget for Fiscal Year 2011 says: "This request provides a one-year extension for all Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs and establishes a Fatherhood, Marriage, and Families Innovation Fund to support States’ development, implementation and evaluation of: a) comprehensive responsible fatherhood programs that rely on strong partnerships with community-based organizations; and b) comprehensive family demonstrations geared towards improving child outcomes.  The current Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood funds will be redirected to this more comprehensive effort."

The Innovation Fund is proposed to total $500 million, a net increase of $350 million on top of the $150 million that is has been allocated to HM&RF each year since 2006.  The Innovation Fund would comprise 2.5% of the overall $20 billion TANF budget ($20,264,627,000 to be precise).  The Innovation Fund’s net impact on the federal deficit is projected as

Year

Deficit increases (+) or decreases (-) in millions

2010

$0

2011

$118

2012

+ $220

2013

+ $148

2014

+ $100

total

+ $350

An HHS press release says "The fund will provide competitive grants to States to conduct and rigorously evaluate comprehensive responsible fatherhood programs, including those that incorporate healthy marriage components and demonstrations geared towards improving child outcomes by improving outcomes for custodial parents with serious barriers to self sufficiency as a mechanism for improving outcomes for children in these families." 

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