JOLI Progam Requirements
All projects funded under the JOLI program must enter into a cooperative relationship with the local State agency responsible for administering the TANF Program funded under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act. Projects must hire an independent third party evaluator to evaluate methodologically the effectiveness of the activities carried out under the project. All projects are encouraged to enter into a formal partnership with the local Child Support Enforcement Agency.
All projects are required to allot a minimum of twenty percent of the JOLI funds received for the provision of financial assistance to participants. Financial assistance may be provided through the creation of a revolving loan fund for the provision of business loans to micro-enterprise/self-employed business owners; and/or the provision of direct cash assistance (i.e., start-up funds, temporary salary payment) to micro-enterprise/self-employed business owners.