OFA Webinar: ASPIRE: Using TANF Funds to Improve Child Outcomes by Serving Noncustodial Parents

Noncustodial parents (NCPs) want to be positively involved in their children’s lives but often face obstacles, including legal issues and inability to attain economic security and to pay child support consistently. In a recent Information Memorandum, the Administration for Children and Families reminded jurisdictions of their ability to use TANF funds to provide employment services to noncustodial parents to help needy families provide for their children and rise out of poverty.

An Office of Family Assistance (OFA)-sponsored webinar on June 26, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET will feature a panel of programs using TANF funds to serve NCPs: the Ohio Fatherhood Commission, South Carolina Department of Fathers and Families, which fund community programs for fathers and families and advocate for “father-friendly” policies and practices in state agencies, and Fathers Support Center of St. Louis, which will share its experiences of directly engaging fathers to improve family and economic security. A presenter from the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement will also talk about programs for fathers and NCPs who have alternate funding sources. These programs and agencies participated in a scan to identify promising approaches to using TANF funds to serve noncustodial parents. The scan is being conducted by ASPIRE (Assisting Special Populations to Improve Readiness and Engagement), an OFA-sponsored project; an ASPIRE representative will share project highlights and moderate the panel.

Record Type: 
Webinar / Webcast
Publication Date: 
June, 2019
Date: 
June 26, 2019
Source: 
Partner Resources
Webinar Date: 
June 26, 2019
National/International: 
National
State: 
Missouri
Ohio
South Carolina
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Family Strengthening
    • Fatherhood
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Support
  • Special Populations
    • Non-custodial Parents
  • TANF Program Administration
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