TANF/WIOA Resource Hub
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These resources include relevant and timely information on TANF and WIOA collaboration strategies and trends.
In the spring of 2017, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services will host three national convenings to support WIOA implementation. The convenings will build upon the regulations and guidance, virtual training, and resources already available to the system. These 2017 WIOA National Convenings will be held at different regional locations on the West Coast, East Coast, and in the Midwest. Participants may attend whichever location or date that is most convenient...
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.
The Employment and Training Administration recently issued this Training and Employment Notice (TEN). This TEN formally announces the availability of a technical assistance resource, the Career Pathways Toolkit: An Enhanced Guide and Workbook for System Development, for states, localities, tribes, and other stakeholders developing career pathways systems.
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.
This memorandum describes the criteria and procedures the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) will use when considering a State’s expected levels of performance and negotiating adjusted levels of performance for Program Year (PY) 2016-17 and PY 2017-18 for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) program. These levels are required under section 116(b)(3)(A)(iii) and (iv)(I) of the Workforce Innovation and...
This report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) addresses: 1) changes selected states plan to make in how they collect and report performance information for core programs; 2) challenges these states face related to performance reporting and how they might be addressed; and 3) whether these states have reported breaches to core program data systems and what practices they have to safeguard personal information.
This report, released by the Workforce Data Quality Campaign, assesses the current landscape of employment data. It proposes technical enhancements to help agencies and institutions more effectively collect and share information, and provides policy recommendations to better inform students and other key stakeholders.
State Plan Development
These resources provide information and strategies on the development and implementation of WIOA State Plans.
This new report from the National Skills Coalition (NSC) draws on examples from 14 states to see how they have addressed recommendations offered by NSC in the 2015 publication Realizing Innovation and Opportunity in WIOA: A Playbook for Creating Effective State Plans, which focused on how states could use WIOA plans to close the skill gap and help...
The Colorado Workforce Development Council has compiled a wide variety of resources to assist in the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Colorado. The resources include webinar and presentation slides from meetings with workforce directors, workforce center operators, and other agency partners, as well as materials from meetings with the State Workforce Legislation Task Force, the Senior Community Service Employment Program Task Force,...
These resources provide information on shared target populations for both TANF and WIOA programs, including youth and participants with multiple barriers to employment.