Online Learning Center

Recent Training Modules

The Office of Family Assistance offers free, self-directed online training modules on topics related to Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program basics and Tribal TANF data management. Each module includes links to other topical resources as well as interactive questions to help participants assess their understanding of the content.

The “Tribal TANF Data – The Basics” online learning module is intended for new Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) staff or any individual interested in learning more about Tribal TANF data reporting. The module uses step-by-step instructions and screenshots to describe the background of Tribal TANF data collection and submission, the process of installing data reporting software, steps for submitting quarterly TANF data reports, and an overview of how tribes calculate work participation rates (WPR).

The “Tribal TANF – The Basics and Beyond” online learning module is intended for Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) directors, staff and/or leadership who would benefit from a high-level orientational look into the TANF program. The interactive module provides a basic overview of the Tribal TANF program covering topics such as the purposes of TANF, proper uses of TANF funds, TANF work requirements and time limits, as well as strategies for TANF program management and achieving program goals and objectives. 

Upcoming Events and Webinars

View conferences and events on issues related to TANF and self-sufficiency. If you know of an upcoming event or webinar that should be listed, please email the information to

March 20, 2017
Coordinated entry must and can work better to connect families to income supports and employment opportunities. As the first point of contact for families entering the homeless services systems, coordinated entry represents a critical intervention point and prime opportunity to connect families to vital resources including income and employment supports. This webinar from Heartland Alliance will highlight the innovative approaches taken by Houston, Seattle, and Chicago to integrate employment and income referral pathways directly into their existing coordinated entry systems. The webinar is...
Webinar / Webcast | 2:00PM EDT
March 1, 2017
The American Job Center network brings together workforce development, educational, and other human services partners in a seamless customer-focused service delivery network that enhances access to the programs' services and improves long-term employment outcomes for individuals receiving assistance. This webinar from WorkforceGPS highlights key Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provisions for operating comprehensive, affiliate, and specialized sites in the American Job Center network. It also discusses the new co-location requirements contained in WIOA. Presenters will share...
Webinar / Webcast |
3:00PM to 4:00PM