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ERIC Number: ED017845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 1
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REPORT TO CONGRESS ON COMMUNITY WORK AND TRAINING UNDER TITLE IV OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT AS AMENDED BY SECTION 409.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
ELEVEN STATES HAVE ASSISTED UNEMPLOYED PARENTS THROUGH COMMUNITY WORK AND TRAINING (CWT) PROGRAMS FINANCED BY STATE AND LOCAL FUNDS, WITH FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE GRANTS, ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS, AND SOME SPECIAL SERVICES. TITLE V OF THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACT AUGMENTS THE CWT PROGRAM. IT IS TOTALLY FINANCED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND PAYS FOR ADDITIONAL SOCIAL SERVICES, TRAINEES' EDUCATION, TRANSPORTATION, AND TRAINING COSTS, AND SOME MEDICAL CARE. THE CWT PROGRAMS, SMALL PROJECTS SPONSORED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, HAVE INVOLVED OVER 100,000 PEOPLE, 45,000 OF WHOM HAVE BECOME EMPLOYED. SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN SKILLED AND SEMI-SKILLED OCCUPATIONS AND MOVED INTO THE OCCUPATIONS FOR WHICH THEY WERE TRAINED, BUT MOST FOUND JOBS ON THEIR OWN OR WERE HIRED BY PROJECT SPONSORS IN MENIAL JOBS. INDIRECT SOCIAL BENEFITS RESULTING FROM WORK AND TRAINING EXPERIENCES ARE COMMUNITY PROJECTS DONE BY PARTICIPANTS, MORE PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE OF WELFARE RECIPIENTS, IMPROVED FAMILY LIFE, AND GREATER COOPERATION AMONG STATE AGENCIES. PROGRAM PROBLEMS ARE STAFF SHORTAGES, PARTICIPANT ABSENTEEISM, INTERRUPTIONS IN TRAINING, AND LIMITING STATE LAWS. (APPENDIXES INCLUDE STATISTICAL TABLES, REPORT OF A SURVEY OF PARTICIPANTS, AND CHARACTERISTICS OF STATE CWT PLANS.) THIS DOCUMENT, 90TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION HOUSE DOCUMENT NO. 76, IS PUBLISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 55 PAGES. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: COMMUNITY WORK AND TRAINING PROGRAM; Economic Opportunity Act 1964