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The Anoka County Job Training Center is the only WIOA job center serving the county. It houses all public assistance programs, including TANF (called the Minnesota Family Investment Program), on-site WIOA partners, and child care services in the same building. As described in this brief, the Center has implemented strategies to streamline service delivery and co-enrollment among these programs, including a universal program application, a team of intake and eligibility specialists, and cross...
The American Job Centers in Pennsylvania (called PA CareerLink®) offer workforce services to TANF clients through the Employment Advancement Retention Network (EARN). As described in this brief, the PA CareerLink® in Lehigh Valley has developed a strong team-based culture, with staff organized by function instead of by program. This structure helps clients navigate the job center and encourages programs to exchange ideas, expertise, and data. These team-based collaborations are facilitated...
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...
TANF/WIOA General Information
These resources provide general information on TANF and WIOA, strategies for building collaborations between TANF and workforce agencies, and regulatory and policy guidance.
The Office of Family Assistance held a webinar on “Creating Tribal TANF and WIOA Partnerships to Connect Tribal Families to Employment” on July 20, 2016, from 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET. This webinar provided an opportunity to hear about partnerships between Tribal TANF agencies and local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) providers. Tribal employment and training agencies often face job placement challenges common to many remote and rural areas – namely, a small pool of employers, few...
These resources provide strategies for TANF and WIOA collaboration on career pathways efforts that connect participants to employment and advancement opportunities.
The Office of Family Assistance launched the Career Pathways: Catalog of Toolkits, an online directory of free resources available for planning a Career Pathways initiative. Toolkits in this Catalog provide clear action steps for starting a Career Pathways initiative and help different sectors - education, workforce, human services, industry, and policy - learn to communicate with each other about resources and priorities.
These resources include information on WIOA One-Stop operations, including customer service and partnership strategies aimed at providing job seekers with high-quality, comprehensive career and supportive services.
These resources share information on WIOA performance measures and potential strategies for aligning these measures with TANF work requirements.
ETA is excited to announce the launch of a national cohort of states focusing on partnership of WIOA Titles 1 & 3, TANF Employment & Training and SNAP Employment & Training agencies and programs. This is a prestigious opportunity to work with your peers from across the country in an organized setting to tackle the challenges faced by states in leveraging funding and resources and integrating services—and explore models to develop an action plan to help advance your goals. Both...
State Plan Development
These resources provide information and strategies on the development and implementation of WIOA State Plans.
These resources provide information on shared target populations for both TANF and WIOA programs, including youth and participants with multiple barriers to employment.