Coordinating TANF & WIOA: High Interest, Slow Progress during Early Days of WIOA

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), public workforce programs were encouraged to make stronger partnerships with TANF. In this report, the Center on Law and Social Policy detailed the findings of a survey conducted in 2016 on the degree of coordination between TANF and workforce programs during the early implementation of WIOA. According to the survey results, state officials were very interested in improving coordination between WIOA and TANF, but only modest changes had taken place. The coordination strategies that states used most often were shared job resource rooms and braided funding, and they used team case management least often.
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Publication Date: 
May, 2017
May 2017
Partner Resources
OFA Initiatives: 
Systems to Family Stability National Policy Academy
TANF/WIOA Resource Hub
SFS Category: 
TANF and WIOA Coordination
TANF/WIOA Category: 
State Plan Development
  • Employment
  • TANF Program Administration