ERIC Number: ED445210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Collaboration between the Welfare and Workforce Development Systems.
Issue Notes, v4 n2 Feb 2000
This document examines selected issues related to collaboration between the welfare and work force development systems under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, Welfare-to-Work grant program, and Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). The document begins with a brief overview of how recent policy developments have created new opportunities for state and local agencies to revisit how they administer and deliver employment-related and support services for TANF recipients. Section 2 discusses the following policy and program issues: (1) ways federal legislation have affected collaboration between the welfare and work force systems; (2) ways available funds can be used to provide coordinated or integrated services; (3) ways collaboration can benefit welfare and work force development agencies and clients; (4) challenges facing welfare and work force development agencies attempting to collaborate; and (5) factors and activities facilitating collaboration between welfare and work force development agencies. Section 3 reviews the findings of research on interagency collaboration under the TANF program, Welfare-to-Work grant program, and WIA. Section 4 profiles innovative models for integrating and coordinating welfare and work force development systems in four states and two counties. The bibliography lists 9 resource contacts and 13 publications. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Basic Skills, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Employment Qualifications, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Services, Social Science Research, Social Support Groups, Systems Approach, Welfare Reform, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.welfareinfo.org/workforcecollab.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Woods Fund of Chicago, IL.; McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.; Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Welfare Information Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Workforce Investment Act 1998