Sunday, February 14, 2010

States struggle to deploy TANF job creation dollars

Where are stimulus funds for jobs? | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/14/2010:

"...Federal stimulus dollars funneled through the state of Tennessee went into a job-creation program that provided 10 previously unemployed workers to Armstrong Pie and underwrote their salaries.

This same money, which totals $5 billion nationally through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grants, is available to all the states. TANF money usually funds welfare programs.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey are sitting on hundreds of millions of federal stimulus dollars that could be used to create jobs - $330 million in Pennsylvania and $195 million in New Jersey. Only Delaware, locally, has already created a similar program."

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