Goal One: Promote Economic and Social Well-Being for Individuals, Families and Communities

1.1 Promote family-sustaining employment for low-income parents and their families


1.1.1 We will encourage state and tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs and state Community Services Block Grant programs to prioritize promising employment and skill-building strategies that are appropriate to the circumstances of parents and the needs of the family, including subsidized employment and summer youth jobs programs. — Office of Family Assistance and Office of Community Services

1.1.2 We will promote partnerships among state, tribal and territorial TANF agencies and ACF grantees to help families achieve economic stability, including drawing from promising models in health and career pathways demonstrations. — Office of Family Assistance

1.1.3 We will actively promote and encourage states, tribes and territories to offer workforce and child support case management services for unemployed non-custodial parents through policy guidance, technical assistance efforts, and initiatives, such as the implementation and rigorous evaluation of the National Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration Program. — Office of Child Support Enforcement

 1.1.4 We will collaborate with the Department of Labor in facilitating discussions and relationships among community-based organizations and business communities and industries to support components of human trafficking victim service programs, including information on employment and training services and workforce development efforts. — Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary

1.2 Promote strong, healthy, and stable families
 

1.2.1 We will support families through successful implementation of healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood programs that encourage responsible parenting, foster economic stability, promote stable relationships and healthy marriages, and work to create positive child outcomes. — Office of Family Assistance

1.2.2 We will promote integrated fatherhood strategies and services within ACF. — Office of Family Assistance and Office of Child Support Enforcement

1.2.3 We will encourage and provide technical assistance to state, tribal, territorial and local child support programs to conduct outreach and provide child support case management to veterans and military families. — Office of Child Support Enforcement

1.2.4 We will ensure more reliable child support payments by promoting strategies aimed at encouraging alternatives to incarceration for child support nonpayment, modifying orders for incarcerated parents, and providing employment services for reentering and unemployed parents. — Office of Child Support Enforcement

1.2.5 We will promote the development of healthy relationships among adolescents through prevention, education and promotion of positive social norms in adolescent pregnancy prevention, and runaway and homeless youth and domestic violence prevention and intervention services. — Family and Youth Services Bureau

1.2.6 We will promote access to safe and healthy homes for households with elderly, disabled, or young children by providing Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program outreach, education, and service provision. — Office of Community Services

1.2.7 We will support the economic mobility of families through asset building and financial education. — Office of Community Services

1.2.8 We will enhance oral health initiatives in ACF special populations, including oral health in victims of human trafficking. — Chief Medical Officer

1.2.9 We will enhance health literacy and efforts to improve the health of low-income children and families and special populations, such as survivors of human trafficking. — Chief Medical Officer

1.2.10 We will support interagency efforts to implement the goal of ending family homelessness by 2020. — Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary

1.3 Increase assets for low-income individuals and families
 

1.3.1 We will encourage the integration of asset building and financial capability into social services and programs for low-income and vulnerable populations, and we will coordinate with other Federal agencies and non-federal partners in this effort, building on our existing Assets, Savings, Support, Education, and Training (ASSET) Initiative. — Office of Community Services

1.3.2 We will increase grantee capacity for effective administration of the Assets for Independence (AFI) program by providing capacity building, monitoring, and technical support activities to increase participant recruitment and retention and asset purchases by low-income individuals through Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). — Office of Community Services

1.3.3 We will incentivize the development of asset-building programs in unserved states and territories and among special populations, such as Native Americans and refugees. — Office of Community Services, Administration for Native Americans, and Office of Refugee Resettlement

1.3.4 We will build on the success of the Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund in improving the economic and social self-sufficiency of Native Hawaiians by engaging with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs in coordinated efforts to expand ownership of, employment in, and income from local economic enterprise; to increase capital formation and credit worthiness, and to remain competitive in the consumer loan market. — Administration for Native Americans

1.3.5 We will create a virtual community of practice for Native Asset Building grantees to network and share best practices. — Administration for Native Americans                                                    

1.3.6 We will expand outreach and promotion of the FY14 Native Asset Building Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcement. — Administration for Native Americans and Office of Community Services

1.3.7 We will identify possibilities within the Assets for Independence program to provide support for survivors of human trafficking. — Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary and Office of Community Services

1.4 Help strengthen communities


1.4.1 We will promote quality service delivery of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds and build the capacity of state, tribal, territorial and local Community Action Agencies by creating organizational standards and enhancing the CSBG performance management system. — Office of Community Services

1.5 Leverage the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to improve health care and human services access for vulnerable children and families


1.5.1 We will initiate and complete an overall ACF plan for ACA outreach, education, and preparation for enrollment. — Chief Medical Officer and Office of Regional Operations

1.5.2 We will support access of low-income parents and children to health care coverage through medical child support policies, outreach, and technical assistance efforts, and continue to align medical child support policies with the Affordable Care Act. — Office of Child Support Enforcement

1.5.3 We will promote intimate partner violence healthcare screening and counseling through training and technical assistance and linkages with domestic violence service providers. — Family and Youth Services Bureau

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