Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ TANF Literacy Initiative

Established in 1998, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ TANF Literacy Initiative is a collaboration between the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). Library and community-based literacy programs offer basic literacy instruction to TANF participants with up to 30 hours of weekly instruction in reading, math, writing, and life skills. After initial assessments by DHS staff, TANF participants are referred to local programs where they remain until they are employed or reach a sixth-grade proficiency level and are referred to other DHS education partners. The TANF Literacy Initiative is supported by funds provided to ODL by DHS. Participating programs receive resources, support, and funding.
Record Type: 
Profile / Case Study
Publication Date: 
July, 2019
Date: 
July 2019
Source: 
Partner Resources
State: 
Oklahoma
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Education and Training
    • Adult Basic Education
  • Special Populations
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