PCG Human Services works with state and local clients to improve their TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) programs through a variety of innovative and effective consulting services to enhance compliance with federal regulations, financial performance, and programmatic efficiency.

PCG Human Services TANF consulting services include


Public Assistance Cost Allocation Plans

PCG Human Services can maximize the recovery of funds and assess structural and fiscal issues that impede your agency or county’s ability to maximize its revenue. We can also help ensure your agency’s practices are compliant with all federal and state regulations, including Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-87 (2 CFR Part 225) and the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements (2 CFR Part 200).

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TANF and Other Federal Block Grant Management

PCG Human Services experienced consultants can stretch your funding by developing new financing mechanisms for program activities currently paid with TANF that are eligible to be paid by uncapped entitlement funds. Replacing the TANF dollars with entitlement funds enables you to use TANF dollars to fund program activities not eligible for other types of funding, resulting in a net benefit to the state.

TANF MOE Tracking and Claiming and Excess MOE Caseload Reduction Credit

For over a decade, PCG Human Services has identified, verified, and documented nontraditional sources for TANF Maintenance of Effort (MOE) that TANF agencies have used to meet both base MOE requirements and for Excess MOE to lower their Target Work Participation Rate (WPR), thereby avoiding federal penalties.


SSI/SSDI Advocacy for the TANF and General Assistance Population

PCG Human Services can help you achieve up to 70% SSI/SSDI disability allowance rates at initial application from the Social Security Administration (SSA) in the shortest possible time, and with the least disruption to your organization. SSI/SSDI has proven to offer TANF clients with significant disabilities better outcomes toward Additionally, PCG found in one engagement that approximately every 15 TANF clients made SSI eligible results in a 1% increase in the WPR.

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TANF Program Design

PCG Human Services has worked with TANF administrators to develop structural changes to the TANF program in order to improve client outcomes, administrative performance, and compliance with state and federal laws and regulation. PCG’s work includes a complete program redesign in Tennessee and an innovative TANF diversion program in San Diego County.

TANF Program Evaluation

PCG Human Services can help you understand and manage your TANF program’s effectiveness in achieving client outcomes, performance of service contracts, and organizational performance. PCG’s services employ similar statistical and econometric analysis as specialized evaluation firms but the end goal is not just for academia, rather they are directly aimed at assisting agency managers make key informed decisions about programmatic direction.

Welfare to Work

Historically disadvantaged, refugees and disabled persons face a number of barriers to sustained employment. Using best practice research and direct experience, PCG offers a comprehensive approach to help health and human services agencies to analyze the obstacles facing these vulnerable clients, plan effective strategies for addressing the challenges, and engage clients in appropriate work and work-related activities.

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TANF/SNAP Business Process Reviews

PCG Human Services can conduct a top to bottom review of your organization to identify strengths, gaps, and operational efficiencies that could be implemented. PCG Human Services can also provide detailed Opportunity Assessments 

Single State Audit for TANF

PCG Human Services can help you promote integrity in your TANF program. We have the knowledge and expertise states need to avoid, address, and resolve TANF audit findings.

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PCG Human Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Products Include

TANF Trac™ WPR Tracking Solution

PCG Human Services offers a three pronged approach to improve TANF Work Participation Rate can help states improve their WPR through innovative program design.

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Random Moment Time Studies (RMTS)

PCG Human Services is a national leader in the review, development, and administration of Random Moment Time Studies (RMTS). We can help you maximize the recovery of funds and ensure compliance with federal and state regulations regarding the operation of time studies.

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100% Time Tracking Systems

PCG Health offers numerous time tracking options and offers its unique software, AlloTrac™, to make time tracking processes uncomplicated and easy to manage. Services include

  • Review and modification of existing time tracking processes;
  • Hosting of AlloTrac, a web-based 100% time tracking tool;
  • Develop agency or school based time tracking systems. Learn more about PCG Health's RMTS Services



PCG Human Service's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Services Subject Matter Experts

Brian Howells


Brian Howells

An associate manager with PCG, Mr. Howells has led PCG human services across the country. Mr. Howells led projects in Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, and Missouri to draw more than $1 billion of new revenues from the TANF Contingency and Emergency Contingency Funds. His work on these projects included identifying qualifying state expenditures that could be claimed as TANF/TANF-MOE, interpreting federal policy, and guiding states in complying with the many federal and state rules that guide the TANF block grant.


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More Information

For more information about PCG Human Service's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) services please contact us at info@publicconsultinggroup.com or 1-800-210-6113.