Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

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AUTHORITIES FOR FAMILIES FIRST

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The Tennessee Department of Human Services was initially granted authority to implement Families First under a federal 1115 waiver of the Social Security Act.  This resulted in the “Families First Act of 1996”, passed by the Tennessee General Assembly April 25, 1996, and approved by Governor Don Sundquist on May 13, 1996. 

 

The Families First waiver expired effective June 30, 2007, and the program came into compliance with TANF regulations effective July 1, 2007.  The modifications to the program were approved by the General Assembly by passage of Public Chapter 31, enacted on

April 17, 2007.

 

Glossary

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