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    Special Projects: Child Poverty:

    The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 refers to the Social Security Act, Section 413, for Child Poverty. It requires each state to submit an annual statement of the Child Poverty rate in the state. The first statement was due May 31, 1998. In Two girls reading books subsequent years, if the Child Poverty rate increases by 5% or more from the previous year as a result of the state's TANF program, the state is required to prepare and submit a corrective action plan to the Secretary within 90 days.

    A corrective action plan will outline the manner in which the state plans to reduce their Child Poverty rate and a description of actions to be taken. The state shall continue to implement the corrective action plan until it is determined the Child Poverty rate has decreased. Three factors in developing the Child Poverty rate are as follows:

    1. The number of children who receive free or reduced-price lunches.
    2. The number of SNAP households.
    3. The County-by-County estimates of children in poverty as determined by the Census Bureau.