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ERIC Number: ED561815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
TANF Education and Training: Nebraska's Employment First
Mohan, Lavanya
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success
Nebraska's Employment First (EF) program allows parents who receive TANF cash assistance to pursue education and training that improves their ability to secure employment and long-term economic success. A parent must negotiate and sign an Employment First contract, facilitated by a case worker, between the participating parent and the state of Nebraska. The caseworker assists the parents to meet their goals by providing information about the job market, specific careers and wages; addressing barriers to employment; and providing support in seeking child care and transportation assistance. Although EF participants may be approved to attend any education or training program that helps them accomplish their goals, participants who are interested in college are encouraged to attend public community colleges where tuition and fees are more affordable than private schools. EF participants are also encouraged to join the TRIO program, a service offered by some public colleges and universities that provides support services to students with significant barriers to attend and complete college. This brief is one in a series that profiles promising approaches to supporting education and training programs under TANF.
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success. Available from: CLASP. 1200 18th Street NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-906-8000; Fax: 202-842-2885; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families