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GAO Report on TANF: Action Is Needed to Better Promote Employment-Focused Approaches

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued this report, GAO-15-31, on Dec. 19, 2014, which focused on the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program and state agency efforts to support TANF beneficiaries enter or return to employment. Of the 10 programs GAO examined, 9 drew on the expertise of partner organizations— including community college systems, workforce agencies, and nonprofits. The programs also benefitted from decisions by state and local policymakers to dedicate funds—including TANF funds—for the selected programs. However, many program design and funding choices are left to the states, and GAO’s prior work has shown that state use of TANF funds for more costly welfare-to-work approaches can compete with other allowable uses of TANF funds. Second, TANF’s main performance measure does not necessarily encourage agencies to use certain approaches that incorporate longer-term education and training or treatment services. Third, little incentive exists for TANF agencies to evaluate their programs. HHS’s authority over many aspects of TANF is limited and it has not proposed legislative changes to address these areas. Without federal action, adoption and evaluation of promising approaches may continue to be limited to select states and localities, leaving TANF recipients in other locations without access to these promising approaches. To access the full GAO report, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-31

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01/06/15 02:18PM

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HHS/ACF Announces New Research on Youth Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF)issued a study on October 22, 2014, that reports that more than half of homeless youth become homeless for the first time because they are asked to leave home by a parent or caregiver. The first-of-its-kind study focused on 656 14- to 21-year-olds in 11 cities. Respondents included street youth served by FYSB’s Street Outreach Program grantees and street youth who were not using services. The study found the following: -- On average, the youth became homeless for the first time at age 15. -- The average youth spent nearly two years living on the streets. -- More than 60 percent were raped, beaten up, robbed, or otherwise assaulted. -- Nearly 30 percent of participants identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual, and nearly 7 percent identified as transgender. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regularly estimates the number of people experiencing homelessness. Even though this exercise is believed to undercount the number of youth experiencing homelessness, it still identified 46,924 unaccompanied children and youth experiencing homelessness in the United States on a single night in January 2013. To view the full report, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/resource/sop-executive-summary

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10/22/14 11:15AM

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DOL, DOE, HHS National Dialogue on Career Pathways

On behalf of the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services, you are invited to participate in the National Dialogue on Career Pathways to be held on September 23, 2014. This important event will bring national attention to the critical role career pathways systems play in creating a strong economy where workers can gain the skills needed for good jobs and employers can hire workers with the skills they need. The meeting will be available via live stream broadcast at http://prg.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/f1574e1999094289ab581d5b834de4d91d. The meeting will feature messages from our federal agency leaders on the importance of career pathways as a job driven training strategy. During the day’s meeting, you will also hear presentations and panel discussions from some of the nation’s leading state and local area career pathways practitioners providing insight into their experiences and promising practices, ranging from cross-agency partnership building to innovative strategies to help students, workers, and businesses. In addition, there will also be thought-provoking discussions with leading policy experts, business leaders, and philanthropists on the future of career pathways. To view the National Dialogue on Career Pathways Agenda please click on View Page Now or go to: NDM Agenda 9-4-14.pdf

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09/05/14 11:53AM

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Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders at CareerOneStop

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has on-line employment support of for ExOffenders at www.CareerOneStop.org/ExOffender CareerOneStop’s Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders offers information, tips, and resources to help people with criminal convictions overcome barriers they might face in their job search. There is also a wealth of information for counselors and others who work with individuals with criminal records. Through this website, you can find: State Resources – for help with basic needs or getting ready for job search Explore Careers – to learn more about work options Get Training – to improve skills or go back to school Find a Job – to search for and apply for jobs To access the Career One-Stop ExOffender website, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://www.careeronestop.org/ExOffender/index.aspx

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09/05/14 09:56AM

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NDI Highlights Online Money Management Tools for Financial Education

The National Disability Institute (NDI) identifies their top picks for online money management tools available from different sources that help individuals manage their money, pay down debt and achieve long-term goals. These online tools allow individuals to keep track of their spending, provide reminders when bills are due, and offer alerts when an individual's credit card limit has reached the maximum limit. There are a wide variety of online money management tools and NDI has profiled their top picks to help individuals manage their financial requirements in an easy access handout. To obtain this NDI handout, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://www.realeconomicimpact.org/data/files/financial%20education%20tools/top%20picks%20for%20online%20money%20management%20tools.pdf

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09/05/14 09:30AM

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Urban Partnerships for Welfare Reform Initiative Online Toolkit

This toolkit presents a collection of innovative and promising practices related to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) work participation rates and better serving at-risk families. This toolkit was developed under the guidance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance in partnership with the 26 cities of the Urban Partnerships Initiative and the Administration for Children and Families Regional Offices. The practices feature programs representing each of the Administration for Children and Families’ 10 Regional Offices. The organization of the toolkit follows the continuum of TANF services and the content features numerous strategies for engaging hard-to-serve populations. Moreover, this dynamic resource identifies the tools behind these innovative practices and highlights how these practices are affected in terms of policy, programming, and operations. The toolkit is designed to provide detailed information about these innovative strategies so stakeholders elsewhere can replicate them and provide service delivery to a greater number of low-income families and help TANF participants achieve self-sufficiency. To access the Toolkit, please click on View Page Now or go to: https://peerta.acf.hhs.gov/upitoolkit/introduction/

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07/10/14 10:19AM

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DOL Announces $74 Million in Grants to Reintegrate Formerly Incarcerated Adults and Youth into Their Communities

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the award of $74 million in grants to 37 community service organizations to provide employment, training and support services to successfully re-integrate formerly incarcerated adults and youth involved in the juvenile justice system into their communities. Grantees are expected to provide a range of services that include case management, mentoring, education and training that leads to industry-recognized credentials. Twenty-one grants, totaling more than $44 million, are being awarded for the second round of the Face Forward initiative, which combines the most promising workforce and juvenile justice strategies available to improve participants' chances of success. Funded programs will also help to address the stigma of having a juvenile record by offering services to seal juvenile records and providing opportunities to handle delinquency complaints outside of the juvenile justice system. The remaining funding, totaling $30 million to 17 organizations through the Training to Work — Adult Reentry program, will help men and women participating in state or local work-release programs gain the job skills necessary to succeed in-demand occupations upon reintegrating back into society. The grants also build on the department's commitment to fund sustainable programs through the career pathways initiative, which better coordinates education and training services to enable workers to attain industry-recognized credentials and find jobs. Both grant programs target areas designated as "Promise Zones". Promise Zones partner with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality and affordable housing, and improve public safety. To learn more about these grant awards, please go to http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20141195.htm

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06/20/14 04:14PM

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DOL Face Forward Grants to Help Juvenile Offenders Obtain Jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $44 million in grants through the Face Forward program to provide work-based learning opportunities and support services for youth ages 14 to 24 who have been through the juvenile justice system. The Face Forward grant program is designed to help participants move forward into the future by combining the most promising workforce and juvenile justice strategies available. These grants will offer organizations the opportunity to develop programs that address this issue by helping youth obtain education and industry-recognized credentials in high-demand occupations and industries. The grants will also specifically help youth evade the stigma of having a juvenile record through the use of diversion or record expungement strategies. For more information on this grant opportunity, please go to: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20140424.htm

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03/21/14 01:32PM

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AmeriCorps Tutors Boost Student Literacy Independent Evaluation Finds Minnesota Reading Corps Produces Strong Literacy Gains

An independent third-party evaluation of Minnesota Reading Corps, the nation’s largest AmeriCorps tutoring program, has found that elementary students tutored by AmeriCorps members achieved significantly higher literacy levels than students without such tutors, and that the impacts were statistically significant even among students at higher risk for academic failure. The study, released in March 2014 by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) also found that the tutoring model is replicable in multiple school settings using AmeriCorps members with varied backgrounds. Minnesota Reading Corps, a strategic initiative of ServeMinnesota, currently engages more than 1,100 AmeriCorps members at 700 public schools and Head Start centers throughout the state. Last year its AmeriCorps members served 30,000 students in Minnesota. For more information on this report, please go to: http://www.nationalservice.gov/impact-our-nation/research-and-reports/impact-evaluation-minnesota-reading-corps

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03/20/14 08:38AM

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Resource Highlight: Supported Employment for Justice-Involved People with Mental Illness

The National Institute of Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded this randomized controlled trial of two Vocational models for individuals with psychiatric disabilities and criminal jJustice involvement. A discussion of the study was presented on the following webinar: Supported Employment for Justice Involved People with Mental Illness. The webinar was part of a series on evidence-based practice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation. To link to a recording of the webinar and to obtain a PDF version of the information brief, please go to: http://search.naric.com/research/redesign_record.cfm?search=1&type=all&criteria=h133g100110&phrase=no&rec=2225

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03/19/14 03:25PM

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Medicaid - Toolkit Available to Assist States As They Develop Plans to Comply With The New Home and Community-Based Settings Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has developed an extensive Transition Plan Toolkit for state Medicaid agencies and other stakeholders to assist states as they develop transition plans to comply with the new home and community-based settings rule. The toolkit includes exploratory questions to assist states in assessment of residential settings and technical guidance on settings that isolate people from the broader community. To access the Toolkit, please "Download" or cut and paste the following in your web address bar: http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Long-Term-Services-and-Support/Home-and-Community-Based-Services/Home-and-Community-Based-Services.html

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03/19/14 03:18PM

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WEBINAR: Ending Youth Homelessness: Preliminary Intervention Model Webinar

Webinar: Ending Youth Homelessness: Preliminary Intervention Model Webinar March 18, 2014 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST. Ending youth homelessness requires partnership and coordinated efforts in communities and at every level of government. USICH's Federal Framework to End Youth Homelessness is a resource text for dialogue and action toward ending youth homelessness together. The framework includes a Preliminary Intervention Model, designed to help communities identify the systems and capacity necessary to meet the needs of all youth experiencing homelessness. Learn more about the intervention model and how we can work together to end youth homelessness.To register for this webinar, please go to: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/846445951

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03/10/14 09:31AM

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Guide to Designing an Individual Development Account Project

Assets for Independence Demonstration Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Community Services. The AFI program awards grants to organizations seeking to improve the lives of low-income communities through accumulation of assets using a matched savings program, provision of financial education, and other asset-building services. HHS has developed a guide that provides comprehensive instructions and guidelines on how to successfully plan, implement and request an Assets for Independence (AFI) award for individual development account (IDA). ADI projects help low-income and working families build their assets, increase their economic security and plan and save for the future.Asset building means change. It offers new tools to reduce poverty including matching savings, financial education, and asset attainment – all change behavior that diversify the resources needed to handle life’s emergencies for low-income families.To access this guide, please go to: http://idaresources.acf.hhs.gov/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=015700000025fH4

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03/07/14 09:39AM

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Announces Funding to Prevent Homelessness, Institutionalization of People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced funding to prevent homelessness and institutionalization of people with disabilities. HUD will provide $120 million in rental assistance to prevent thousands of people with disabilities from becoming homeless or having to live in institutions instead of integrated settings in their own communities. The funding will go to state housing agencies to develop long-term rental assistance programs for extremely low-income people with disabilities. The deadline for housing agencies to apply for this funding is May 5, 2014. To learn more about this funding opportunity, please go to: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo.14-018

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03/06/14 10:45AM

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State Fact Sheets: The Earned Income and Child Tax Credits

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low- and moderate-income workers encourages and rewards work, offsets federal payroll and income taxes, and raises living standards. The Child Tax Credit (CTC) also helps low-income working families by offsetting part of the cost of child rearing. Next to Social Security, the EITC combined with the refundable portion of the CTC constitutes the nation's most powerful anti-poverty program. These fact sheets provide state-by-state data on how the EITC and CTC reduce poverty, who benefits, how state EITCs can supplement the federal credit, and who benefits from two proposals to strengthen the credits, including an expansion of the EITC for childless workers.

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03/05/14 11:01AM

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Corporation for National and Community Service Invites Applicants for its Fiscal Year 2014 AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants.

The Corporation for National and Community Service is seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, and disaster services in Native American communities. Only federally-recognized Indian Tribes and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Awardees may receive grans of up to $75,000. To obtain additional information and an application, visit: http://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2014/americorps-indian-tribes-grants-fy-2014. Deadline: April 30.

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03/05/14 10:52AM

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MEAF Launches Initiative Empowering Youth and Veterans with Disabilities

Mitsubishi Electric American Foundation (MEAF) announced the launch of the M>PWR initiative focused on empowering youth and veterans with disabilities to obtain competitive employment. Over the course of the next three years in lead up to the Foundation's 25th anniversary, MEAF will bring together a network of: students, colleagues from local non-profits identified by Mitsubishi Electric Employee Volunteers, representatives from our National grantee projects, as well as local employers and community leaders to participate in regional M>PWR Summits to share best practices for securing inclusive employment. For more information on the M-PWR initiative, go to: http://www.meaf.org/what_we_do/mpwr_initiative/

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03/04/14 02:21PM

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MDRC TANF/SSI Disability Transition Project

To understand how best to help TANF recipients with disabilities, the Administration for Children and Families and the Social Security Administration, the parent agencies of TANF and SSI, contracted with MDRC and its partners to conduct the TANF/SSI Disability Transition Project. The following publications were all produced as part of that research effort. Both Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) serve low-income individuals with disabilities. Yet the two programs’ differences in approach and structure pose challenges to coordinating services. Overall, the project found that the overlap in populations between TANF and SSI is not large, suggesting that the interaction between the two programs has little to do with TANF recipients being pushed toward SSI due to changes in TANF policy, as some had thought. This new understanding of the interaction between welfare and disability may better position policymakers to address other important questions, including how best to provide services to meet the special employment and support needs of low-income adults with disabilities. "Connections Between TANF and SSI: Lessons from the TANF/SSI Disability Transition Project" summarizes the project’s findings overall. "Examining the Interaction Between Welfare and Disability: Lessons from an In-Depth Data Analysis" includes MDRC’s analysis of merged national-level TANF and SSI data — two rich data sources that have never before been linked — to better understand the extent of the two programs’ overlap. These and other briefs from the TANF/SSI Disability Transition Project are available at: http://www.mdrc.org/project/tanfssi-disability-transition-project#related_content

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02/28/14 09:33AM

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Call for Presentations: Putting the Pieces Together: Using Research and Analysis to Improve Program Effectiveness and Reduce Poverty

Call for Presentations: Putting the Pieces Together: Using Research and Analysis to Improve Program Effectiveness and Reduce Poverty, February 2014 The National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) has put out a Call for Presentations for the 54th annual workshop to be held on August 17-20, 2014. The theme of this year's workshop is "Putting the Pieces Together: Using Research and Analysis to Improve Program Effectiveness and Reduce Poverty." Researchers and practitioners from the public, private, and non-profit sector will have the opportunity to come together to share their ideas at this year's NAWRS Workshop. For more information, please see: http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1104796466705-11/NAWRS 2014 Call for Presentations - Final2.pdf

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02/26/14 01:39PM

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Webinar: Implications of State-Wide Job Losses on Child Well-Being

On March 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ET, "The Implications of State-Wide Job Losses on Child Well-Being" Webinar will feature Dr. Anna Gassman-Pines, the current Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) Emerging Scholar. The United States is still recovering from the major economic downturn, and many men and women who lost jobs remain under- or unemployed. Researchers have long-documented that children suffer when their parents experience unemployment. The discussion will include how do adults' job losses specifically impact a child's academic achievement, mental health, and risk-taking behaviors. Registration for this webinar is at: https://events-na7.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1166535402/en/events/event/shared/1336676896/event_registration.html?sco-id=1336612924

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02/25/14 02:21PM

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