Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

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Changed Lives: Stories from the War on Poverty

Former clients of ACF programs share their stories on War on Poverty panel.

 

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ACF Assistance Programs Have Allowed Many to Avoid Homelessness, Hunger

ACF employee thanks the social safety net provided many years ago with public service today.

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Understanding the Dynamics of Disconnection from Employment and Assistance

Study of single mothers learned that despite differences in reasons for disconnection related to age, location and immigration status – experiences of hardship were quite common.

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Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez visits the Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy in Chicago, a school that aims to prepare students for college and the world of work.

Partnering to Prepare High School Students for College and Careers

ACF joins inter-agency group to provide education, workforce development, social services, and private-sector leaders with information about ways that high schools and human services agencies can work with the American Job Center network.

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Behavioral Economics and Social Policy: Designing Innovative Solutions for ACF Programs

Project aims to learn how tools from behavioral economics can improve the well-being of individuals and families served by ACF programs.

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Exploring the Intersection of Two Programs that Support Poor Families

ACF and the Social Security Administration recently completed a five-year project to examine the intersection of TANF and SSI clients and programs.

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Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services Want Ideas on How to Better Prepare Our Workforce

Joint analysis of information to help improve quality of career pathways systems.

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Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference

Registration for 2014 Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference Open

Free conference will be held May 28-30, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. Deadline to register is May 9.

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A Systematic Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

This week the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released a multi-pronged approach to ending family homelessness.

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The TANF-SSI Disability Transition Project

A recent OPRE report examines two income support programs that are important for many low-income people with disabilities.

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