Summary: H.R.4700 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4700. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/09/2002)

Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2002 - Amends title IV (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to reauthorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to award state family assistance grants.

Authorizes States to use grants for marriage promotion activities and requires the Secretary to make bonus grants to each state that has achieved formulated employment goals.

Revises requirements for the consideration of certain child care expenditures in determining State compliance with contingency fund requirements.

Revises State work participation requirements, incorporating a 40-hour work week standard, and creating a State superachiever participation rate credit.

Revises requirements for the use of TANF grants. Repeals the Secretary's authority to make loans to State welfare programs and revises State work participation requirements.

Authorizes the Secretary to establish TANF performance goals and plans. Makes appropriations for research, demonstrations and technical assistance. Repeals waiver continuation authority.

Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to public and nonprofit community entities for demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of various approaches to create a Fatherhood Program.

Permits States the option to make TANF programs mandatory partners with one-stop employment training centers.

Caring for Children Act of 2002 - Amends the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to specify consumer education information States are required to collect and disseminate. Amends income tax benefits and reporting requirements.

Reauthorizes funding for State child care entitlement programs and revises State requirements for child support payments.

Amends SSA title XI (General Provisions) to eliminate specified limitations on the Secretary's authority to approve demonstration projects and grant waivers.

Amends SSA title XVI (Supplemental Security Income) (SSI) to require the Commissioner of Social Security to review State agency blindness and disability determinations.

Authorizes the administering Secretary to authorize innovative State demonstration projects involving individual programs, or integrating multiple public assistance, employment security, and other programs to support working families.

Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to require the Secretary to establish a program to make grants to States to provide food assistance and funds to operate employment and training programs for needy individuals.

Extends abstinence education funding and reauthorizes transitional medical assistance.