New Federal TANF and Child Welfare Partnership Learning Community: Emphasizing Innovative Strategies to Prevent Child Welfare Involvement
The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, in partnership with the Children’s Bureau, announces a new TANF-Child Welfare Learning Community. The “Families Are Stronger Together: TANF & Child Welfare Partnering for Prevention Learning Community (FAST-LC)” will center on innovative prevention strategies to mitigate and reduce families’ involvement with the child welfare system. The FAST-LC is a one-year initiative slated to launch in September 2023 and conclude in September 2024 and will involve up to 10 state and tribal TANF programs.
A self-nomination package to participate in the FAST-LC can be requested and questions can be submitted at any time by contacting TANF-CWLearningCommunity@blhtech.com. An interest webinar was held on August 10, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET to provide additional information about the FAST-LC and the self-nomination process as well as answer live questions. All steps needed to complete self-nomination submissions must be completed by September 7, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. ET.