Maine Office for Family Independence TA Request: TANF Work Participation and Data Management Site Exchange

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office for Family Independence (OFI) and the New Hampshire Division of Family Assistance convened a peer-to-peer site exchange funded by the Welfare Peer TA Network in Concord, New Hampshire to (1) provide cross-site networking between the two States; (2) foster dialogue on strategies for improving work participation among TANF participants; (3) discuss strategies for data collection methodologies that improve the calculation of work participation rates; and (4) share dialogue on strategies for integrating education and training opportunities into TANF programming. The site visit included discussions with program, data, and administration staff and a series of site visits to the New Heights Data Management Center and the Combined Services/Community Action Program. During this peer-to-peer exchange, Maine learned about the collection, analysis, and reporting methodologies New Hampshire uses to achieve its work participation rate and to improve the overall data-driven philosophy of their local TANF program.
Record Type: 
Peer TA Products (miscellaneous)
Publication Date: 
June, 2012
Date: 
June 2012
Source: 
OFA Peer TA
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • TANF Program Administration
    • Data Systems
    • Work Participation Rates
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