State Policy Documentation Project




SPDP is a joint project of CLASP and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Center, a nonpartisan research organization and policy institute, conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low- and moderate-income people. 

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
CLASP is a national non-profit organization with expertise in both law and policy affecting the poor. Through education, policy research and advocacy, CLASP seeks to improve the economic conditions of low-income families with children and secure access for the poor to our civil justice system.

A short list of related web pages:

Administration for Children and Families Welfare Reform Page
ACF is the agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with primary responsibility for TANF. The website has caseload statistics, funding information, guidance documents on the federal law, and links to state TANF agencies.

The Urban Institute's Assessing the New Federalism Project
This project is tracking state policies and programs on health care, income security, job training, and child well-being. Resources available at the website include the State Database, which has hundreds of variables on caseloads, demographics, child well-being, and economic factors.

Welfare Information Network
Extensive information on a wide range of welfare issues, with reports from many sources and links to state and federal websites.


Send e-mail to SPDP: [email protected]
This page last updated September 02, 2023

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