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ERIC Number: ED507505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Paid Employment Opportunities for TANF Participants Engaged in Vocational Education Programs: Examples from Denver, Colorado; Kentucky; and California. Strategies for Increasing TANF Work Participation Rates. Brief Number 1
Person, Ann; Pavetti, LaDonna; Max, Jeffrey
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
This practice brief profiles three programs, two statewide and one local, that provide work opportunities to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients who are participating in vocational education programs. The authors selected programs that combine vocational education and paid work because this strategy reinforces the emphasis of the TANF program on encouraging recipients to engage in work as quickly as possible. This also allows them to meet their core 20-hour federal work requirement through paid, subsidized employment and to use their hours spent in school to meet any required hours over 20 (i.e., non-core hours), as long as they are directly related to a specific job or occupation. The programs that are profiled in this paper are: The Essential Skills Program, Ready to Work, and the California Community College CalWORKS Program. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families