Recently Asked Questions
A representative from Hawaii has two operational/logistical questions regarding TANF/WIOA:
1. How are other States addressing the requirement for an MOU with the one-stop delivery system that includes an agreement on funding costs of the services and the operating costs of the system(§678.500 (b)(2)? For HI, any agreement that includes a financial commitment requires a contract, and not an MOU.
The Peer Technical Assistance Network values peer-to-peer engagement. These innovative programs have been successful in helping Temporary Assistance for Needy Families’ participants achieve self-sufficiency, and may help facilitate the creation of peer-to-peer matches between and among States.
Cookie Cart provides teens 15 to 18 years old with lasting and meaningful work, life and leadership skills through hands on experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery.
Vehicles for Change Inc. (VFC) empowers families with financial challenges to achieve economic and personal independence through car ownership and technical training. In 1999, Vehicles for Change opened outside of Baltimore, Maryland. After building its program in the Maryland-Virginia-Washington D.C. region, VFC began work to replicate those programs nationally, aiming to bring independent transportation and training in the automotive field to as many people as possible.
Promising practices include:
1. Partnering with agencies to refer families to VFC – families who are...
Field Connections/Contact Information
These agencies and organizations may be valuable to users of the Welfare Peer Technical Assistance Network.
Based on input from practitioners, policymakers, and researchers, the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) has been designed as a one-stop portal for self-sufficiency information to connect research to policy and practice. The SSRC, located at www.opressrc.org, provides high quality, timely research and evaluation on self-sufficiency, and has been designed to enhance collaboration and partnerships between and among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners representing cross-disciplinary areas.