ERIC Number: ED378317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Welfare to Work. Employment and Training Programs Annual Report 1993.
Illinois State Dept. of Public Aid, Springfield.
This report describes the programs provided by the Illinois Department of Public Aid and the initiatives that the department has begun to help welfare recipients find work and get off welfare rolls. Programs described include the following: (1) AFDC (Aid for Families with Dependent Children) Job Opportunities and Basic Skills program (JOBS), which includes Project Chance; (2) Opportunities that serves clients through 10 community colleges; (3) the Youth Services Program that serves young parents in two Chicago locations; and (4) the Food Stamp Employment and Training program that targets Transitional Assistance clients and clients volunteering for Earnfare. Some highlights of the report are the following: (1) a narrative of the phase-in of the Opportunities program; (2) a description of the STEP-UP initiative operated with the Chicago Housing Authority, which allowed more than 100 clients to earn wages of $13.50 per hour while gaining valuable experience in the construction industry; (3) a description of the Earnfare Program, which had 1,000 participants the first year and was put together by the department in only 56 days; and (4) a description of Fresh Start, five separate reforms designed to eliminate federal barriers that prevent families from moving toward self-sufficiency. The report contains more than 30 tables and graphs. Fourteen appendixes present information on the following: statutory report requirements; terms; AFDC/JOBS program background; exempt and nonexempt status in education and training components; demographic data on AFDC JOBS participants; grant changes of AFDC participants; earned income disregard for AFDC participants; length of time AFDC participants remain eligible for assistance; AFDC/JOBS employment statistics; demographic data on Earnfare training participants; grant changes of Earnfare participants; earned income disregard for Earnfare participants, transitional assistance participants eligible within income disregard limits, and Earnfare employment statistics. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Dept. of Public Aid, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois