- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
States that include TANF in the Combined State Plan must outline how the State will meet the requirements of section 402 of the Social Security Act including how it will:
(OMB Control Number: 0970-0145)
e. Establish goals and take action to prevent and reduce out-of-wedlock pregnancies, with special emphasis on teenage pregnancies (section 402(a)(1)(A)(v) of the Social Security Act)
Indiana continues to establish goals and take action to prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies, with special emphasis on teenage pregnancies. The Indiana Department of Health is the lead agency in monitoring health outcomes and coordinating strategies to encourage abstinence and reduce teen pregnancy. The current rate for births to children age 15-19 is 28.0 births per 1,000 and can be found in the Indiana Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Needs Assessment.
Indiana also includes pregnant youth as part of its ‘At-Risk Youth’ target population emphasized within WIOA Title I – In- and Out-of-School Youth programming.