Services for Low-Income Teen Parents Cross-Site Analysis

The Minnesota Department of Human Services' internal workgroup to address the needs of Minnesota teen (minors and 18-19, year-olds) parents on TANF submitted a TA Request to the Welfare Peer TA (WPTA) Network. The Minnesota team's Request involved bolstering the in-State research being conducted in spring 2011 by including research on promising models from other States. In response to Minnesota's TA Request, WPTA conducted an initial literature and program scan and identified (1) State-supervised, county-administered programs (such as in Minnesota), or (2) State or local programs that were not State-supervised or county-administered. Working hand-in-hand with Minnesota, WPTA developed structured discussion guides to gather background information on individual programs. This information was used to create program profiles and a summary analysis. Thirty-four programs were contacted; after finding that some programs were not applicable to Minnesota's TA Request, information- gathering discussions were completed with 21 programs.  

Most recently, the Peer TA Team released a report including information regarding funding for low-income pregnant and parenting teen programs as well as other related youth programs related to the Minnesota TA Request. This information was gathered via contact with specific programs, federal Web sites, grantmaker Web sites and funding databases. Its purpose is to assist the State of Minnesota in identifying possible funding streams and partners as they move forward in their desire to work with pregnant and parenting teens who access the TANF program.

Record Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
October, 2011
Date: 
October 2011
Source: 
OFA Peer TA
City/County: 
County
State: 
Minnesota
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Special Populations
    • Pregnant and Parenting Teens
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