This series of technical assistance tools was developed for the Coaching for Success Learning Community under the Integrating Innovative Employment & Economic Stability Strategies into TANF Programs (IIEESS) initiative.
Positive involvement with at-risk youth reaps benefits for them, including increased retention and graduation rates from school, enrollment in post-secondary education, and participation in the labor market. Learn more about models and practices.
Noncustodial parents are financially obligated to support their underage children, yet they often face a variety of challenges to meet this responsibility. Learn more about programs and support for noncustodial parents.
In some families, parents are not the only ones that care for children – kinship ties to youth can often extend to grandparents, other relatives, and even close friends. Learn more about the benefits of kinship care.
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A representative from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is interested in learning how other states utilize third-party MOE, specifically: what MOE do they use (other than Pre-K), how do they set up the third-party MOE, and do they use Boys and Girls Clubs of America for MOE and if so, please describe that agreement and process.
A representative of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is interested in finding out if any states have successfully implemented programs or other initiatives to help individuals with the "benefit cliff" (i.e., when an individual loses TANF or other benefits due to increase in earnings)—maybe with matching programs, payment points for continued employment, etc.
North Dakota is interested in learning if there are any studies showing success in reducing the incidence of TANF and/or public assistance applicants who fail to appear at their scheduled in-person interviews.