H.R. 5861 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.