The National Association of State TANF Administrators

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Join us in Memphis, Tennessee September 10-13, 2017 at the Annual AASD/NASTA Conference!


The call for papers for the Annual AASD/NASTA Conference has closed. Please visit the conference website for a tentative agenda and other information.




Who We Are


APHSA affiliates are the fundamental building blocks that carry out the mission of APHSA - "to develop, promote, and implement public human service policies and practices that improve the health and well-being of families, children, and adults."


The National Association of State TANF Administrators (NASTA) is an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association. NASTA members are public administrators and other officials who are committed to developing, implementing, and evaluating Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and related econnomic support programs that are responsive and accountable to the needs of the communities and the people they serve. 


The mission of NASTA is to promote the exchange of experience and knowledge among agencies at the federal, state, and local government levels administering TANF by providing expert support and consultation on TANF and other human service program issues.  



The Latest from NASTA

Read "TANF at 20: Time for Rational Changes" released November 2016.


"TANF at 20: Time for Rational Changes" was developed by a special work group led by APHSA's Center for Employment and Economic Well-Being and The National Association of State TANF Administrators. It contains suggested legislative, regulatory and administrative recommendations for improving TANF to be more client- and family-centric and to align TANF more productively with elements of other workforce programs.


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