TANF/WIOA Collaboration: Mesa County, Colorado

This brief highlights the collaboration among Mesa County Workforce Center partners to deliver case management and workforce services to TANF and non-TANF clients, under the umbrella of a “Career Development Program.” The Workforce Center has structured its TANF-funded Colorado Works Subsidized Training and Employment Program (CW STEP) to mirror WIOA and provide more employment services to clients. With clients’ needs and teamwork in mind, Mesa County has also redesigned its case management spaces and prioritized cross-program collaboration with joint staff training and goal-oriented accountability tools.

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
National/International: 
National
State: 
Colorado
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
    • Job Development and Placement
    • Job Readiness
    • Job Search
    • Summer Youth Employment
    • WIOA
  • Education and Training
    • On the Job Training
  • Supportive Services
  • Special Populations
  • TANF Program Administration
    • Case Management
    • Collaborations and Partnerships
    • Performance Outcome Measures
    • Services Integration
    • Work Activities
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