2021 National TANF Directors’ Meeting Session: TANF Data Collaborative: How States are Building Data Analytics Capacity

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) conducted the 2021 National TANF Directors’ Meeting from September 20 - 24, 2021. During this concurrent workshop, representatives for the TANF Data Collaborative (TDC) provided a brief overview and three pilot projects showcased their experiences. California examined wage progression for TANF participants who have left the program from five specific zip codes. Results inform decisions about service needs, service delivery, and equity. New York organized their data into cohorts and spells which is valuable in providing information about duration of TANF receipt, reentry, and basic outcomes. Utah created an analytic file to examine the characteristics that predict a cohort of “leavers” returning to TANF. Utah hopes to identify key program components and family characteristics that are associated with returning to TANF to design key intervention points to help families achieve self-sufficiency.
Record Type: 
Presentation
Publication Date: 
September, 2021
Date: 
September 2021
Source: 
OFA Peer TA
Region: 
Region I
Region II
Region III
Region IV
Region V
Region VI
Region VII
Region VIII
Region IX
Region X
State: 
California
New York
Utah
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
    • Job Development and Placement
  • Special Populations
    • Disabled Individuals
  • TANF Program Administration
    • Data Systems
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