Opportunities for TANF to Support APHSA s Vision for a Transformed Human Services System

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Opportunities for TANF to Support APHSA s Vision for a Transformed Human Services System"

Transcription

1 A Pathways Policy Brief: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Opportunities for TANF to Support APHSA s Vision for a Transformed Human Services System The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and its members, including the appointed state human service commissioners, are pleased to present this overview of our vision for a transformed human service system and for the outcomes such a system can help achieve. The outcomes we seek and that a revitalized system can help achieve include gainful employment and independence; stronger families, adults, and communities; healthier families, adults, and communities; and sustained well-being of children and youth. These outcomes can be produced far more efficiently, effectively, and sustainably in a transformed human services system. The current human service system is unsustainable it is too fragmented, too focused on process, and too inefficient to deliver the outcomes we all seek. Through policy changes, flexible use of funds, and leveraging the resources and knowledge that partners in the private sector and other segments of the community bring to the table, we can transform the current human service system into one that continuously improves and innovates its practices and efficiently delivers meaningful and lasting results. Our solutions will require changing health and human service programs and funding streams so that they become integrated, outcomes-focused, and centered on how we can support people to improve the outcomes in their lives rather than compliance with bureaucratic outputs. This Policy Brief describes how a properly restructured TANF program can play a key role in achieving these outcomes. This Brief is part of a series of publications under Pathways, APHSA s initiative to show why public human services must move in new directions if we are to meet increased demand for assistance at a time of tight budgets and heightened public expectations for effective outcomes in the work we do. APHSA is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization representing appointed state and local health and human service agency commissioners. APHSA is the only association of the nation s top government human service executives, including states, the District of Columbia, and the territories, their key state program managers, and hundreds of county-level human service directors nationwide.

2 APHSA s Vision For Achieving Gainful Employment and Independence The transformed human service system APHSA envisions can be achieved through addressing the four major outcome areas we seek, each of them undergirded by key foundational supports and policy frameworks. We outline here the major changes that must occur in administrative requirements, legislation, and other areas of public policy to support gainful employment and independence. For working-age individuals and their families, having a job and staying in the workforce are critical to the pathway to achieving greater independence. Employment is one of the surest and most long-lasting means to equip people with the lifetime tools they need for sustaining their incomes and dignity and avoiding future need for government support. Human service agencies, along with their workforce development partners, the economic development community, the education and training system, and other stakeholders play a critical role in supporting employment and greater independence for low-income individuals and families. For these individuals and families, employment is often more than getting that first job or returning to the workforce; they also often need support in becoming work-ready, finding and securing a job, staying in the workforce over time, and taking advantage of opportunities for skill development and job advancement. And once these employment milestones are under way, the ability to build assets helps individuals and families move even farther down the road to independence. Employment and achieving independence constitute a process, not a one-time event, and this outcome therefore encompasses a variety of supports, services, and approaches. These include income supports for those needing help with essential expenditures like food, health care, and shelter; appropriate training and workforce development services to help individuals become job-ready and prepared for job opportunities; and access to critical work supports such as child care and transportation assistance. These types of services and supports help to prepare the supply side of the labor market, but they can succeed only in conjunction with demand-side strategies that engage employers and economic developers so that individuals are prepared for real jobs in the local labor market based on employers needs. Economic development is widely recognized as an essential component of a strong employment context, but often does not invest its dollars in ways that address the needs of low-income populations. For some individuals, such as persons with significant disabilities or complex needs, other types of services and supports may also be needed to provide opportunities to access integrated employment and to succeed at work. Finally, helping individuals leverage their employment and maximize opportunities for asset development is a key foundation for achieving independence. APHSA s policy priorities for gainful employment and independence include the following: Public policy must promote appropriate employment supports, economic development, employer incentives, and education and training that recognize the needs of low-income persons and assure they are on a sustainable path to economic independence. Measures that are used to hold state employment programs accountable must be based on appropriate outcomes that demonstrate genuine progress toward self-sufficiency and that fall within the purview and statutory authority of the states. Programs need to be aligned so that the proper combination of services and supports can be deployed on behalf of a client for the right time and the right duration. Assistance should be timely, comprehensive, 2

3 targeted to each client s needs, and adjusted based on client progress and the impact of the assistance on desired outcomes. Governance frameworks for these programs must include collaboration within public agencies as well as transparent participation with community stakeholders, for example between public agencies and the employers and training providers in the community. Support programs such as food assistance, child care, health care, and housing must contribute toward employment and self-sufficiency. Assistance program policies must mitigate and ultimately remove the cliff effect that results from clients success in wage progression and stability. Programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) must provide the necessary policy and administrative flexibility so that they more fully support a holistic approach to economic security and self-sufficiency. Public policy should continue to support state efforts to promote community and integrated employment for people with disabilities, as well as program alignment and braided funding models that enable the delivery of evidence-based employment models to individuals with disabilities. Strengthening TANF s Key Role as a Work Support Program As we examine the opportunities to strengthen TANF as part of its upcoming reauthorization, APHSA recommends the following specific policy changes for the program and for its accountability system. No one can achieve genuine self-sufficiency without first gaining, and maintaining, employment. States therefore must continue placing the highest priority on the fundamental need to get low-income clients employed. States have faced the recent challenges of high unemployment with fresh initiatives and determination, and frequently find success with the right combination of flexibility and supportive tools. With the reauthorization of TANF, we have an opportunity to innovatively build on the program s resources and proven achievements to prepare clients for jobs, achieve a high rate of engagement, work with the larger community to encourage longer-term employment and advancement, and reform accountability measures to reflect the positive results states are actually achieving. To best accomplish moving clients into stable employment quickly and efficiently, the TANF program must change to reflect the current state work engagement strategies and the other realities that have evolved since the program was enacted, including its steady decline in real dollar value over the past 16 years. The following key areas must be addressed to ensure meaningful client outcomes and the support states must have for their accomplishments. Effective and sustainable outcomes Outcomes based upon clearly stated, jobs-centered goals in state TANF plans must become the basis of measuring a state s effectiveness. TANF s four purposes provide for considerable latitude for the states; maintaining families and preventing unwanted pregnancies, as well as promoting employment, are all within the scope of the TANF block grant. States can demonstrate substantial movement toward these goals using flexible and realistically tailored measures that are far more comprehensive than the single work participation rate measure now in use. Strategies and initiatives that reflect each state s economic climate States must be able to employ all useful work engagement tools and strategies in the combination that best suits their needs, adapting them to changing economic environments and the availability of jobs within a state and region. Periods of economic growth will call for a different set of approaches than downturns; the latter, for example, might require greater emphasis on work readiness training and subsidized employment activities. Such flexibility can include partnerships with the private sector, supervised job search, training, and work-readiness activities as state conditions warrant, with actual job placements always remaining the central outcome goal. 3

4 Supporting actual work A key flaw of the present process-based TANF accountability system is that work is not counted unless it totals more than 30 hours a week. Instead, states must receive credit for placing clients in all meaningful jobs, even those under this threshold or other arbitrary minimum levels that do not take account of the placement s full circumstances. The current focus on work participation must be replaced by the goal of participation in work. The recent very successful use of subsidized employment is an excellent example of investing in actual jobs and the many beneficial effects that strategy has for both individuals and communities. The current measure also places no value on the earnings potential of the job in question; states must also have the flexibility to consider what a job pays now and what it can pay in the future as they make decisions on where to the make the best job investment strategies. Comprehensive inclusion of other systems and factors The present TANF structure reflects a narrow view of the real factors affecting employment and how results are evaluated. In many states, education is a vital component of employment success, but education is insufficiently acknowledged and supported in current TANF policy. The current federal poverty measure reinforces this view by counting only cash income, and as a result devalues many of the effective strategies states now use. Effective administration across systems The high degree of need across the country coupled with declining resources demands bold and innovative approaches to human service program funding and administration. All public agencies, together with their nonprofit and private-sector partners, must be able to maximize and leverage the resources and information that each stakeholder brings to the table. Pooled use of funds, shared-governance agreements to accomplish outcomes, consistently defined and shared data, and aligned eligibility processes across programs are among the new efforts states know can work. TANF s underlying block grant structure provides a sound basis for such approaches, but the program must be reoriented so that it will fully support these essential innovations. What Should a Reformed Accountability System Look Like? APHSA has long supported TANF s four purposes: providing assistance for needy families so children may remain in their homes; promoting work and marriage; preventing out-of-wedlock pregnancies; and encouraging twoparent familes. APHSA continues to believe that TANF s block grant structure properly encourages and supports multiple approaches among the states as they move people toward finding, holding, and advancing in employment. TANF has evolved in many ways since its establishment, but with all this change, the program s accountability metrics remain frozen in time judging how well states are solving a 1996 problem in TANF s accountability structure still views the program as the primary, if not sole, means to address the challenges faced by those currently participating in, or potentially eligible for, TANF services and benefits. In fact, today s safety net includes a broad array of programs and funding streams tax credits, nutrition assistance, expanded child care funding, and a more robust unemployment insurance system. The most recent recession has underscored what states have known for some time now that cash support is the last resort for many clients, even in cases where they are indeed eligible to receive benefits. A new accountability metric must factor in the role that TANF plays in relation to the other programs sometimes complemented by those other programs, at other times complementing them. That metric should also take into consideration the status of those who leave TANF, many of whom have advanced in their degree of job readiness and job experiences. 4

5 A new set of outcome measures must be based on the following principles: The measures should be flexible enough to let states address any of the four TANF goals, and receive credit for progress on activities under any of the four goals. The measures must allow states to include or exclude the additional variables that frequently affect program results for example, the types of jobs available and the education and skills they require; the demographic makeup of those seeking jobs, including those with various education or skill levels and those who are difficult to serve; and the special needs of urban and rural areas. The measures must allow states to develop shared-governance plans with other public agencies and with other stakeholders all those elements that TANF both relies on and in turn affects as part of a comprehensive approach to strengthened communities and employment opportunities. They must specifically allow cross-system administration and funding, as determined by each state, with directly related systems including those in the Workforce Investment Act, child support, and education. The measures must reflect the variety of resources and employment opportunities in the states, take into account state experience in demonstrating how well various program models have worked, and recognize that the most effective approach in each state must be tailored to the state s characteristics and capabilities. A well-crafted outcome measure is one that accounts for the broad array of barriers and the complex nature of the TANF population; recognizes the diversity of the activities that TANF currently funds in partnership with other programs; and fairly measures whether the program in and of itself constructively supported the TANF household to move toward self-sustainability and away from public assistance. Such measures should be discrete enough that states can reasonably meet performance targets but flexible enough to accommodate the inherent variation in a block grant. APHSA and its members across the nation stand ready to work with national policymakers and other stakeholders to achieve these policy improvements. APHSA provides bipartisan, practical, innovative, and tested practice solutions that blend careful use of resources with effective outcomes and a ready pool of expertise, realworld experience, and vision for positive change. We invite questions and suggestions. We are confident that through sharing our expertise, combining our mutual resources, focusing on the long-term good of the country, and offering a dynamic partnership, we can more effectively serve all those who call this nation home and who seek a better life for themselves and their families. For more information contact: Ron Smith Director of Legislative Affairs American Public Human Services Association 1133 Nineteenth Street, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC Phone: (202) x299 5

History of TANF Refinancing in Minnesota

History of TANF Refinancing in Minnesota INFORMATION BRIEF Research Department Minnesota House of Representatives 600 State Office Building St. Paul, MN 55155 Danyell Punelli, Legislative Analyst 651-296-5058 Updated: September 2013 History of

More information

GEORGETOWN LAW. Georgetown University Law Center

GEORGETOWN LAW. Georgetown University Law Center Georgetown University Law Center Scholarship @ GEORGETOWN LAW 2010 TANF and Low-Income Family Support: Hearing Before the H. Subcomm. on Income Security and Family Support of the H. Comm. on Ways and Means,

More information

TANF: Troubling Trends in Kansas

TANF: Troubling Trends in Kansas TANF: Troubling Trends in Kansas With 1 in 5 Kansas children living in poverty, more families are turning to social safety-net programs to help them meet their basic needs. Important programs, such as

More information

How are states across the country supporting and promoting early care and education partnerships?

How are states across the country supporting and promoting early care and education partnerships? Executive Summary Today, more than 13 million children in the United States under age six including children whose mothers do not work outside the home are cared for daily by someone other than their parents.

More information

Using TANF to Support and Improve Efforts to End Family Homelessness

Using TANF to Support and Improve Efforts to End Family Homelessness Using TANF to Support and Improve Efforts to End Family Homelessness The TANF program is an important resource for homeless advocates and planners to be using to help homeless and low-income families.

More information

The Earned Income Tax Credit: Capitalizing on Tax Incentives

The Earned Income Tax Credit: Capitalizing on Tax Incentives APril 2010 The Earned Income Tax Credit: Capitalizing on Tax Incentives Introduction Poverty remains a major issue nationwide, and it especially impacts individuals with disabilities. overcoming the barrier

More information

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) will not be reauthorized in 2010 as was anticipated.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) will not be reauthorized in 2010 as was anticipated. Opportunities to Improve Services to Homeless and At-Risk Families with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Resources in 2010 Written May, 2010 An initiative of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation,

More information

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Using Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to Support and Improve Efforts to End Family Homelessness Written May, 2010 An initiative of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, in partnership with The

More information

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Overview House Committee on Human Services and Housing February 18, 2013

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Overview House Committee on Human Services and Housing February 18, 2013 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Overview House Committee on Human Services and Housing February 18, 2013 Liesl Wendt, Director, Office of Self-Sufficiency Programs, DHS Xochitl Esparza,

More information

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA S TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) PROGRAM

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA S TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) PROGRAM An Affiliate of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 820 First Street NE, Suite 460 Washington, DC 20002 (202) 408-1080 Fax (202) 408-8173 www.dcfpi.org DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA S TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE

More information

THE AMERICAN JOBS ACT: THE IMPACT FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THE ECONOMY

THE AMERICAN JOBS ACT: THE IMPACT FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THE ECONOMY THE AMERICAN JOBS ACT: THE IMPACT FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THE ECONOMY The American Jobs Act reflects a commitment to strengthen the recovery and help increase access to jobs for all Americans.

More information

Committee on Education and the Workforce Committee on Education and the Workforce. Washington, DC Washington, DC 20515

Committee on Education and the Workforce Committee on Education and the Workforce. Washington, DC Washington, DC 20515 July 5, 2016 The Honorable John Kline The Honorable Robert Scott Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Education and the Workforce Committee on Education and the Workforce U.S. House of Representatives

More information

Testimony of Charissa Raynor Executive Director, SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership

Testimony of Charissa Raynor Executive Director, SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership Testimony of Charissa Raynor Executive Director, SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership On behalf of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Before the Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and

More information

REDIRECTING WELFARE POLICY TOWARD BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES

REDIRECTING WELFARE POLICY TOWARD BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES REDIRECTING WELFARE POLICY TOWARD BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES Elaine Sorensen, Ronald Mincy, and Ariel Halpern STRENGTHENING FAMILIES In the 1996 welfare reform act, Congress proclaimed its dedication to

More information

A HAND UP How State Earned Income Tax Credits Help Working Families Escape Poverty in 2004. Summary. By Joseph Llobrera and Bob Zahradnik

A HAND UP How State Earned Income Tax Credits Help Working Families Escape Poverty in 2004. Summary. By Joseph Llobrera and Bob Zahradnik 820 First Street, NE, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20002 Tel: 202-408-1080 Fax: 202-408-1056 center@cbpp.org www.cbpp.org May 14, 2004 A HAND UP How State Earned Income Tax Credits Help Working Families Escape

More information

2015/16 2017/18 SERVICE PLAN

2015/16 2017/18 SERVICE PLAN Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation 2015/16 2017/18 SERVICE PLAN February 2015 For more information on the British Columbia Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, see Ministry

More information

WHAT S IN THE FY 2016 BUDGET FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF)?

WHAT S IN THE FY 2016 BUDGET FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF)? An Affiliate of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 820 First Street NE, Suite 460 Washington, DC 20002 (202) 408-1080 Fax (202) 408-1073 www.dcfpi.org WHAT S IN THE FY 2016 BUDGET FOR TEMPORARY

More information

Danyell Punelli LeMire, Legislative Analyst Updated: January TANF Background

Danyell Punelli LeMire, Legislative Analyst Updated: January TANF Background INFORMATION BRIEF Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department 600 State Office Building St. Paul, MN 55155 Danyell Punelli LeMire, Legislative Analyst 651-296-5058 Updated: January 2007 TANF

More information

Milwaukee Jewish Council for Community Relations. Statement on Wisconsin Works (W-2)

Milwaukee Jewish Council for Community Relations. Statement on Wisconsin Works (W-2) Milwaukee Jewish Council for Community Relations Statement on Wisconsin Works (W-2) Legislative History: December 5, 1995: Principles of position recommended by the Domestic Public Policy Task Force. December

More information

ENGAGEMENT MATTERS. A Case Study of New Jersey s WIOA Planning Process. By Brooke DeRenzis, Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, and Ashley Shaw

ENGAGEMENT MATTERS. A Case Study of New Jersey s WIOA Planning Process. By Brooke DeRenzis, Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, and Ashley Shaw ENGAGEMENT MATTERS A Case Study of New Jersey s WIOA Planning Process By Brooke DeRenzis, Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, and Ashley Shaw May 2015 B ENGAGEMENT MATTERS: A CASE STUDY OF NEW JERSEY S WIOA PLANNING

More information

Good Practice Guidelines for Funding Non-Government Organisations

Good Practice Guidelines for Funding Non-Government Organisations Good Practice Guidelines for Funding Non-Government Organisations DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER Page 1 of 15 INTRODUCTION The Northern Territory Government is committed to building a strong society

More information

CHANGE HAPPEN. TOGETHER, WE RE MAKING PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA LEAD. INSPIRE. MAKE A DIFFERENCE. GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.

CHANGE HAPPEN. TOGETHER, WE RE MAKING PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA LEAD. INSPIRE. MAKE A DIFFERENCE. GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. LEAD. INSPIRE. MAKE A DIFFERENCE. TOGETHER, WE RE MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN. 2015-2016 PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. United Way of Greater Cleveland unitedwaycleveland.org Funding and influencing

More information

Assuring Income Security and Equality for Canadians with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families

Assuring Income Security and Equality for Canadians with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families Assuring Income Security and Equality for Canadians with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families Submitted to: The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance By: Canadian Association for Community

More information

Adopted March 2010 ESEA REAUTHORIZATION PRINCIPLES AND RECOMMENDATIONS. A Policy Statement of the Council of Chief State School Officers

Adopted March 2010 ESEA REAUTHORIZATION PRINCIPLES AND RECOMMENDATIONS. A Policy Statement of the Council of Chief State School Officers Adopted March 2010 ESEA REAUTHORIZATION PRINCIPLES AND RECOMMENDATIONS A Policy Statement of the Council of Chief State School Officers INTRODUCTION This policy statement presents a vision for a new deal

More information

Aligning Resources and Results: How Communities and Policymakers Collaborated to Create a National Program

Aligning Resources and Results: How Communities and Policymakers Collaborated to Create a National Program Aligning Resources and Results: How Communities and Policymakers Collaborated to Create a National Program The recent release of President Obama s fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget proposal provides an important

More information

New York, NY More than 500,001 Homebase I. Project Summary: New York, NY; More than 500,001; Homebase Homelessness Prevention

New York, NY More than 500,001 Homebase I. Project Summary: New York, NY; More than 500,001; Homebase Homelessness Prevention I. Project Summary: New York, NY; ; Homelessness Prevention is a network of 13 neighborhood-based homelessness prevention centers designed to help families avoid homelessness. It is funded by the New York

More information

PRESIDENT OBAMA S JOBS AND GROWTH PLAN: THE IMPACT FOR NATIVE AMERICANS AND THE ECONOMY

PRESIDENT OBAMA S JOBS AND GROWTH PLAN: THE IMPACT FOR NATIVE AMERICANS AND THE ECONOMY PRESIDENT OBAMA S JOBS AND GROWTH PLAN: THE IMPACT FOR NATIVE AMERICANS AND THE ECONOMY The American Jobs Act reflects a commitment to strengthen the recovery and help increase access to jobs for all Americans.

More information

Kansas Could Do More For Poor Families and Children. Analysis of TANF Budget and Policies

Kansas Could Do More For Poor Families and Children. Analysis of TANF Budget and Policies Kansas Could Do More For Poor Families and Children v Analysis of TANF Budget and Policies v Today s Workshop Why we did this study What we learned What we recommend Finding your own County s TANF data

More information

Work-exempt TANF participants

Work-exempt TANF participants Work-exempt TANF participants Marci Ybarra Marci Ybarra is Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

More information

Strategies to Support Work and Reduce Poverty Eileen Trzcinski

Strategies to Support Work and Reduce Poverty Eileen Trzcinski Strategies to Support Work and Reduce Poverty Eileen Trzcinski Overview of Low Income Working Families in Michigan 1998, the Michigan Budget and Tax Policy Project, an initiative of the Michigan League

More information

PARTNERSHIPS FOR OPENING DOORS

PARTNERSHIPS FOR OPENING DOORS A summit on integrating employment and housing strategies to prevent and end homelessness Community Profile CHICAGO Chicago is working on our second Plan to End Homelessness Plan 2.0 A Home for Everyone.

More information

The Consequence of Doing Nothing: Inflation-Induced Erosion of Minnesota s Basic Cash Assistance Leaves Low-Income Children in Abject Poverty

The Consequence of Doing Nothing: Inflation-Induced Erosion of Minnesota s Basic Cash Assistance Leaves Low-Income Children in Abject Poverty MID-MINNESOTA LEGAL AID Legal Services Advocacy Project The Consequence of Doing Nothing: Inflation-Induced Erosion of Minnesota s Basic Cash Assistance Leaves Low-Income Children in Abject Poverty By

More information

FUNDING FOR THE TANF PROGRAM IN MASSACHUSETTS

FUNDING FOR THE TANF PROGRAM IN MASSACHUSETTS FUNDING FOR THE TANF PROGRAM IN MASSACHUSETTS A Look at Revenue and Spending on Supports for Low-Income Families August 2014 Revised, February 2015 Nancy Wagman, Kids Count Project Director Massachusetts

More information

THE WORKING POOR FAMILIES PROJECT. Promoting Economic Self-Sufficiency as a State TANF Outcome ADAIR CROSLEY, DEBORAH POVICH, AND BRANDON ROBERTS 1

THE WORKING POOR FAMILIES PROJECT. Promoting Economic Self-Sufficiency as a State TANF Outcome ADAIR CROSLEY, DEBORAH POVICH, AND BRANDON ROBERTS 1 THE WORKING POOR FAMILIES PROJECT Promoting Economic Self-Sufficiency as a State TANF Outcome POLICY BRIEF SPRING 2006 ADAIR CROSLEY, DEBORAH POVICH, AND BRANDON ROBERTS 1 The Personal Responsibility and

More information

Priority of Service Provision in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Targeting Funding to Serve More High-Need Adults

Priority of Service Provision in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Targeting Funding to Serve More High-Need Adults Priority of Service Provision in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: APRIL 2015 ANNA CIELINSKI AND DAVID SOCOLOW The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) i requires priority

More information

Disconnected Youth in San Francisco

Disconnected Youth in San Francisco Disconnected Youth in San Francisco A Roadmap to Improve the Life Chances of San Francisco s Most Vulnerable Young Adults EXECUTIVE SUMMARY MAYOR S TRANSITIONAL YOUTH TASK FORCE 2007 There are currently

More information

Statement of Mandate 2013-2014

Statement of Mandate 2013-2014 Statement of Mandate 2013-2014 Table of Contents Message from the Minister and Deputy Minister 1.0 Our Mandate... 4 1.1 Our Mission... 4 2.0 Our Priorities... 5 2.1 Make Life More Affordable and Breaking

More information

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Under the President s leadership, we have turned our economy around and created 14 million jobs. Our unemployment rate is below five percent for the first

More information

SNAP Employment and Training Program

SNAP Employment and Training Program T r a i n i n g P o l i c y I n B r i e f : SNAP Employment and Training Program SNAP Employment and Training Program The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps)

More information

The dynamics of disconnection for low-income mothers

The dynamics of disconnection for low-income mothers The dynamics of disconnection for low-income mothers Pamela Loprest and Austin Nichols Pamela Loprest is Director of the Income and Benefits Policy Center at The Urban Institute; Austin Nichols is Senior

More information

NATIONAL PROFILE STATE AFTERSCHOOL PROFILES. Quick Facts. The Afterschool Landscape A View Across the States

NATIONAL PROFILE STATE AFTERSCHOOL PROFILES. Quick Facts. The Afterschool Landscape A View Across the States STATE AFTERSCHOOL PROFILES NATIONAL PROFILE This national profile provides a picture of afterschool programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It includes information about promising state

More information

Access and Barriers to Post-Secondary Education Under Michigan's Welfare to Work Policies

Access and Barriers to Post-Secondary Education Under Michigan's Welfare to Work Policies Access and Barriers to Post-Secondary Education Under Michigan's Welfare to Work Policies Policy Background and Recipients' Experiences Coalition for Independence Through Education (CFITE) February 2002

More information

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCIES STATE REHABILITATION COUNCILS CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCIES STATE REHABILITATION COUNCILS CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES REHABILITATION SERVICES ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20202 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CIRCULAR RSA-TAC-15-02 DATE: August

More information

Federal Programs That Can Fund Employment for Homeless People 1

Federal Programs That Can Fund Employment for Homeless People 1 Federal Programs That Can Fund Employment for Homeless People 1 Food Stamp Employment and Training Program (FSET) U.S. Department of Agriculture 100 percent Federal administration grants; 50/50 Federal

More information

OF DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS

OF DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS THE VOICE OF DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS SHARING THE VISION, STRENGTHENING THE VOICE ACCSES is a dedicated network of organizations that provide services to people with disabilities across the United

More information

Transition to Careers Subcommittee April 11, 2016

Transition to Careers Subcommittee April 11, 2016 Transition to Careers Subcommittee April 11, 2016 The final stage of a student s education is post-high school. Transition from school services to adulthood can be a particularly difficult time for many

More information

Successful Employment: How the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) & Local American Job Centers (AJCs) Can Support Employment Outcomes

Successful Employment: How the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) & Local American Job Centers (AJCs) Can Support Employment Outcomes Successful Employment: How the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) & Local American Job Centers (AJCs) Can Support Employment Outcomes 1 The LEAD Center is led by National Disability Institute

More information

regular point of interaction is in team staffings that are part of the intake process

regular point of interaction is in team staffings that are part of the intake process Service Integration in Colorado Connecting Programs to Provide Better Services in Mesa and El Paso Counties Report by the Rockefeller Institute of Government for the Casey Strategic Consulting Group Mark

More information

Public Testimony. as presented to. Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID)

Public Testimony. as presented to. Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) 1501 M Street, NW 7 th Floor Washington, DC 20005 202.349.4259 (PHONE) 202.785.1756 (FAX) Public Testimony as presented to Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals

More information

FY 2017 CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION. Community Service Employment for Older Americans

FY 2017 CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION. Community Service Employment for Older Americans FY 2017 CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION Community Service Employment for Older Americans This page is intentionally left blank. TABLE OF CONTENTS Appropriation

More information

JOBS Program Overview Multnomah County

JOBS Program Overview Multnomah County JOBS Program Overview Multnomah County 0 Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families TANF A program that provides cash, medical insurance and employment and training services to low-income families.

More information

Income Inequality in Canada Report to the Standing Committee on Finance: April 5, 2013

Income Inequality in Canada Report to the Standing Committee on Finance: April 5, 2013 Income Inequality in Canada Report to the Standing Committee on Finance: April 5, 2013 Background on the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction was born

More information

REPAIRING THE KANSAS SAFETY NET:

REPAIRING THE KANSAS SAFETY NET: REPAIRING THE KANSAS SAFETY NET: ENSURING FAMILIES CAN MAKE ENDS MEET Even after the Great Recession s end, too many Kansans can t provide for their basic needs. Despite a historically high level of need,

More information

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Analysis

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Analysis Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Analysis Key Federal Workforce and Education Programs March 2014 On March 4 and March 10, President Obama submitted his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request to Congress, providing

More information

Standards for Advanced Programs in Educational Leadership

Standards for Advanced Programs in Educational Leadership Standards for Advanced Programs in Educational Leadership for Principals, Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, and Supervisors NATIONAL POLICY BOARD FOR EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION Published January,

More information

EXHIBIT 1. Issue. Program

EXHIBIT 1. Issue. Program EXHIBIT 1 Issue Transit Transitional Employment Pilot Program: A Proposal to Provide Job- Training and Employment Opportunities through Enhanced Bus Cleaning Services for Broward County Transit The unemployment

More information

Innovative Strategies to Understand and Address Poverty and Homelessness in Washington State

Innovative Strategies to Understand and Address Poverty and Homelessness in Washington State Innovative Strategies to Understand and Address Poverty and Homelessness in Washington State Presentation to the National Governors Association Policy Institute for Governors Human Services Advisors by

More information

Youth Employment Transportation Briefs

Youth Employment Transportation Briefs Youth Employment Transportation Briefs Brief #3: Federal Funding for Youth Employment-Related Transportation December 2006 Compiled by April Kaplan on behalf of the Community Transportation Association

More information

Promising Strategies: Utah Workforce Services and The Road Home A Public/Private Partnership to End Family Homelessness. Salt Lake City, Utah

Promising Strategies: Utah Workforce Services and The Road Home A Public/Private Partnership to End Family Homelessness. Salt Lake City, Utah Promising Strategies: Utah Workforce Services and The Road Home A Public/Private Partnership to End Family Homelessness Salt Lake City, Utah Overview A partnership between the Utah Department of Workforce

More information

Alberta Municipal Sustainability Strategy Self-Assessment Questionnaire. Promoting Municipal Sustainability

Alberta Municipal Sustainability Strategy Self-Assessment Questionnaire. Promoting Municipal Sustainability Alberta Municipal Sustainability Strategy Self-Assessment Questionnaire Promoting Municipal Sustainability This page intentionally left blank INTRODUCTION Sustainable, responsive, and accountable municipal

More information

WORKFORCE ACCELERATOR FUND. Request for Applications. April 23, 2014

WORKFORCE ACCELERATOR FUND. Request for Applications. April 23, 2014 WORKFORCE ACCELERATOR FUND Request for Applications April 23, 2014 The State Board is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

More information

Office of Family Assistance (OFA)

Office of Family Assistance (OFA) Office of Family Assistance (OFA) MISSION STATEMENT The Office of Family Assistance administers the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. TANF provides assistance and work opportunities

More information

ADVANCING MISSISSIPPI S HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE

ADVANCING MISSISSIPPI S HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE ADVANCING MISSISSIPPI S HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE INTRODUCTION: THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY & MISSISSIPPI DELTA S WORKFORCE In Mississippi, the condition of the state s healthcare industry shapes the medical care

More information

Using Performance Management to Minimize TANF Penalties

Using Performance Management to Minimize TANF Penalties Using Performance Management to Minimize Gregory Poland Director of Government Affairs and Corporate Accounts Salient Corporation Introduction With the signing of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA

More information

Maryland Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Overview

Maryland Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Overview Maryland Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Overview Presentation to Welfare Advocates Department of Legislative Services Office of Policy Analysis Annapolis, Maryland June 2011 Background

More information

Reflection. Table of Contents

Reflection. Table of Contents Lyon County Human Services primary responsibility is to provide for the human service needs of the County s residents, especially those most at risk. To meet this responsibility, programs and services

More information

Hennepin County. The program will operate with 2,857.0 FTEs, flat when compared to the 2013 adjusted budget of 2,856.8 FTEs.

Hennepin County. The program will operate with 2,857.0 FTEs, flat when compared to the 2013 adjusted budget of 2,856.8 FTEs. Major Program: Human Hennepin County Mission: Human and Public Health Department's mission is to "strengthen individuals, families and communities by increasing safety and stability, promoting self-reliance

More information

Promising Strategy: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the. Charitable Assistance to Community s Homeless, Inc.

Promising Strategy: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the. Charitable Assistance to Community s Homeless, Inc. Promising Strategy: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the Charitable Assistance to Community s Homeless, Inc. (CATCH Program) Overview Charitable Assistance to Community s Homeless, Inc. (CATCH)

More information

TANF cuts: Is Arizona shortsighted in its dwindling support for poor families?

TANF cuts: Is Arizona shortsighted in its dwindling support for poor families? June 3, 2015 TANF cuts: Is Arizona shortsighted in its dwindling support for poor families? Thom Reilly Keiran Vitek Morrison Institute for Public Policy Introduction Arizona s recently adopted budget

More information

Justice for Veterans Campaign

Justice for Veterans Campaign Justice for Veterans Campaign A Guide for Veterans in Need to Access SNAP Benefits and TANF Benefits in Texas Introduction Veterans returning home from active duty often need assistance from the government

More information

The 60-Month Time Limit on TANF Assistance

The 60-Month Time Limit on TANF Assistance INFORMATION BRIEF Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department 600 State Office Building St. Paul, MN 55155 Amy Petschauer, Legislative Analyst 651-296-5808 January 2002 The 60-Month Time Limit

More information

G20 LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT MINISTERIAL DECLARATION MELBOURNE, 10-11 SEPTEMBER 2014

G20 LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT MINISTERIAL DECLARATION MELBOURNE, 10-11 SEPTEMBER 2014 Introduction G20 LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT MINISTERIAL DECLARATION MELBOURNE, 10-11 SEPTEMBER 2014 Preventing structural unemployment, creating better jobs and boosting participation 1. We, the Ministers of

More information

Anne Mosle Marjorie Sims Celinda Lake Vince Breglio Karen Crompton, Voices for Utah Children Liane Wong Yvette Sanchez Fuentes Elaine Zimmerman

Anne Mosle Marjorie Sims Celinda Lake Vince Breglio Karen Crompton, Voices for Utah Children Liane Wong Yvette Sanchez Fuentes Elaine Zimmerman Top 10 for 2Gen Anne Mosle, Ascend at the Aspen Institute Marjorie Sims, Ascend at the Aspen Institute Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners Vince Breglio, Breglio and Associates Karen Crompton, Voices

More information

Department of Social Development

Department of Social Development Department of Social Development Strategic Plan 2013 2017 Planning for Tomorrow, Today Department of Social Development Strategic Plan 2013 2017 Province of New Brunswick PO 6000, Fredericton NB E3B 5H1

More information

2012-2016 Business Plan Summary

2012-2016 Business Plan Summary Owner: 2012-2016 Business Plan Summary Program Social & Health Services Service grouping Social & Community Support Services Service Type Public Service Cindy Howard, Director, Social & Community Support

More information

The Economic Impact of Child Care Subsidies on Labor Force Participation in Nevada

The Economic Impact of Child Care Subsidies on Labor Force Participation in Nevada The Economic Impact of Child Care Subsidies on Labor Force Participation in Nevada September 2014 For many parents the decision to work is directly correlated to the cost of child care, which for many

More information

4.1 Identify what is working well and what needs adjustment. 4.1.1 Outline broad strategies that will help to effect these adjustments.

4.1 Identify what is working well and what needs adjustment. 4.1.1 Outline broad strategies that will help to effect these adjustments. (Overview) Step 1 Prepare 1.1 Identify specific issues or choices that the planning process should address. 1.2 Develop an organizational profile. 1.3 Identify any information that must be collected to

More information

Department of Human Resources

Department of Human Resources Workforce Services Workforce Policy and Planning Department Management/ Human Resource Information Systems Employee Relations Employment Compensation and Workforce Analysis Employee Benefits Organizational

More information

Employing WRIS2. Sharing wage records across states to track program outcomes. By Rachel Zinn and John Dorrer

Employing WRIS2. Sharing wage records across states to track program outcomes. By Rachel Zinn and John Dorrer Employing WRIS2 Sharing wage records across states to track program outcomes By Rachel Zinn and John Dorrer May 2014 The challenge: Assessing outcomes when students leave the state Students, workers,

More information

Statement by. Lynnae Ruttledge. Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration

Statement by. Lynnae Ruttledge. Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration Statement by Lynnae Ruttledge Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration On RSA s Leadership in Improving Employment Outcomes for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Transitioning to Careers

More information

COMMON CORE OF LEADERSHIP EVALUATION RUBRIC Performance Expectation 1: Vision, Mission and Goals:

COMMON CORE OF LEADERSHIP EVALUATION RUBRIC Performance Expectation 1: Vision, Mission and Goals: COMMON CORE OF LEADERSHIP EVALUATION RUBRIC Performance Expectation 1: Vision, Mission and Goals: Education leader 1 ensure the success and achievement of all students by guiding the development and implementation

More information

June 18, 2013 Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Hearing:

June 18, 2013 Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Hearing: Statement for the Record: June 18, 2013 Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Hearing: MORE SPENDING, LESS REAL HELP: REVIEWING HOW TODAY S FRAGMENTED WELFARE SYSTEM FAILS TO LIFT UP POOR FAMILIES

More information

Summary of the Final Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Report A Plan to Transform The Empire State s Medicaid Program

Summary of the Final Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Report A Plan to Transform The Empire State s Medicaid Program Summary of the Final Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Report A Plan to Transform The Empire State s Medicaid Program May 2012 This document summarizes the key points contained in the MRT final report, A Plan

More information

New Approaches to Economic Challenges - A Framework Paper

New Approaches to Economic Challenges - A Framework Paper New Approaches to Economic Challenges - A Framework Paper 1. The global crisis was a wake-up call to policymakers around the world. Market and governance failures have led to the most pressing financial,

More information

Each year, millions of Californians pursue degrees and certificates or enroll in courses

Each year, millions of Californians pursue degrees and certificates or enroll in courses Higher Education Each year, millions of Californians pursue degrees and certificates or enroll in courses to improve their knowledge and skills at the state s higher education institutions. More are connected

More information

Transitional Medicaid Assistance: Health Coverage for Families Leaving or Diverted from Welfare A Briefing Paper

Transitional Medicaid Assistance: Health Coverage for Families Leaving or Diverted from Welfare A Briefing Paper Transitional Medicaid Assistance: Health Coverage for Families Leaving or Diverted from Welfare A Briefing Paper Research indicates that the uninsured population is constantly changing people continually

More information

Nutrition Security Plan San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency San Diego, CA

Nutrition Security Plan San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency San Diego, CA Nutrition Security Plan San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency San Diego, CA General Description This Raise the Local Voice profile is one of a series from APHSA addressing specific policies

More information

Testimony of Danielle Ewen Director, Child Care and Early Education Center for Law and Social Policy Washington, DC Before the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services,

More information

Important changes coming in 2015 to ODSP employment benefits

Important changes coming in 2015 to ODSP employment benefits Important changes coming in 2015 to ODSP employment benefits Issue Backgrounder: December 2014 Employment benefits provided through the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) are changing in 2015. These

More information

Workforce Strategy 2015-2020

Workforce Strategy 2015-2020 Workforce Strategy 2015-2020 Introduction 1. The aim of this workforce strategy is to support delivery of the sustained transformation necessary to achieve faster, fitter, more flexible, citizen and customer

More information

Practice Guides for Employment and Training

Practice Guides for Employment and Training Practice Guides for Employment and Training Introduction The following resources describe how to structure employment and training programs for people who are at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. The

More information

STUDY OF PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA CONSENSUS QUESTIONS Approved by the LWVC Board of Directors August 8, 2015

STUDY OF PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA CONSENSUS QUESTIONS Approved by the LWVC Board of Directors August 8, 2015 PURPOSE STUDY OF PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA CONSENSUS QUESTIONS Approved by the LWVC Board of Directors August 8, 2015 Discussion Questions: What is the purpose of California s system of public

More information

Field Guidance on Parent Engagement Requirements

Field Guidance on Parent Engagement Requirements THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234 Office of P-12 Ira Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner Office of Accountability 55 Hanson Place, Room 400 Brooklyn,

More information

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Opportunities Employment and Training Initiative

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Opportunities Employment and Training Initiative Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Opportunities Employment and Training Initiative DESCRIPTION The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Opportunities program will provide up

More information

Governance as Stewardship: Decentralization and Sustainable Human Development

Governance as Stewardship: Decentralization and Sustainable Human Development Governance as Stewardship: Decentralization and Sustainable Human Development by Jerry VanSant Research Triangle Institute USA EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

More information

Request for Expanded Alternative Route for Teachers Funding PA

Request for Expanded Alternative Route for Teachers Funding PA Agency: 350 Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction/Professional Educator Standards Board Budget Period: 2015-17 Recommendation Summary Text: PESB is requesting increases in the Alternative Route

More information

Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income Supplemental Security Income Eligibility In 1972, Congress replaced the categorical Federal-State programs for the needy aged, blind, and disabled with the Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program,

More information

DRAFT May 29, A Human Capital Renewal Strategy for Ontario s Nonprofit Sector A Discussion Paper

DRAFT May 29, A Human Capital Renewal Strategy for Ontario s Nonprofit Sector A Discussion Paper DRAFT May 29, 2012 A Human Capital Renewal Strategy for Ontario s Nonprofit Sector A Discussion Paper May 2012 There are two components to potential growth the labour force and productivity. [...] Data

More information

Adaptive Leadership Toolkit

Adaptive Leadership Toolkit Adaptive Leadership Toolkit Introduction Framed by our Pathways initiative and supported by an array of resources, APHSA envisions a health and human services field that is successfully driving a range

More information

Diversity Matters Cultural Diversity Framework

Diversity Matters Cultural Diversity Framework Diversity Matters Cultural Diversity Framework 2014 2017 December 2010 October 2012 Message from the Secretary Our commitment to people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities At Family

More information