TANF/WIOA Collaboration: Arkansas

This case statement describes the American Job Centers in Central Arkansas (called Arkansas Workforce Centers). Strategies to coordinate cash assistance and employment services for TANF recipients and job seekers include in-house referrals between TANF and WIOA, the development of a new integrated data system (ARWINS) to track participant outcomes, and information sharing among program staff. Through strong relationships with local workforce development boards and business partners, the Workforce Centers also offer work-based learning and subsidized employment opportunities to job seekers.

Sections of the brief discuss joint service delivery, resource sharing, shared learning, and managing collaborative activities. Readers may also access links to the state TANF plan and funding information for more context and resources. This brief is part of the TANF Works! TANF/WIOA Collaboration Series, through which the Office of Family Assistance’s Integrating Innovative Employment and Economic Stability Strategies (IIEESS) initiative seeks to highlight innovative coordination strategies of TANF and WIOA programs to serve low-income or vulnerable populations.

Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
August, 2019
Date: 
August 2019
Source: 
OFA Peer TA
OFA Initiatives: 
TANF/WIOA Resource Hub
TANF/WIOA Category: 
New and Trending Topics
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
    • Employment Retention
    • Job Development and Placement
    • Job Readiness
    • Job Search
    • Subsidized Employment
    • Transitional Jobs
    • WIOA
  • Education and Training
    • Adult Basic Education
    • Career Pathways
    • On the Job Training
  • Supportive Services
    • Post-employment Supports
  • Special Populations
    • Youth in Transition
  • TANF Program Administration
    • Case Management
    • Collaborations and Partnerships
    • Data Systems
    • Diversion Programs
    • Performance Outcome Measures
    • Services Integration
    • Work Activities
    • Work Participation Rates
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