Who We Are
The National Association of State TANF Administrators is an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association. APHSA affiliates are the fundamental building blocks that carrying 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.”
NASTA is membership driven and devoted to strengthening the national TANF state block grant program and fostering the capacity of TANF administrators.
The mission of NASTA is:
- To enhance the professional development of state and county TANF Administrators and TANF leadership staff;
- To share promising practices among state and county members;
- To help guide the development of APHSA policy in the areas of TANF and poverty related concerns.
- To influence national legislation and social policy that supports and enhances the ability of states to administer the TANF block grant program to meet the unique needs present within each state.
NASTA’s work is conducted through regular meetings and ongoing discussions about the law, policy, regulations and innovations that define the TANF program and how it functions today. NASTA also exists to provide its membership with opportunities for peer-to-peer networking and technical assistance. NASTA is committed to asserting its voice in the realm of national legislation, federal regulation and social policy to the benefit of the TANF state block grant program and the dedicated professionals who run this program.