States Could Reduce Extreme Child Poverty Sharply By Enrolling in TANF the Millions of TANF-Eligible Children Who Are Enrolled in SNAP but not in TANF

An estimated 3.7 million families with about 7 million children are eligible for TANF but not receiving it. SNAP, unlike TANF, enrolls most eligible children. States could reduce extreme child poverty simply by enrolling in TANF all TANF-eligible SNAP-recipient children.