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TANF-ACF-PA-1998-02 (Joint guidance concerning the ways in which TANF and Welfare-to-Work (WtW) funds can be used to help States and communities provide transportation services to eligible individuals.)

Published: April 30, 1998
Audience:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Topics:
TANF Guidance
Types:
Policy Announcements (PA)

To:

State Agencies and Indian Tribes Administering Approved Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Plans and Other Interested Parties

Subject:    

Joint guidance concerning the ways in which TANF and Welfare-to-Work (WtW) funds can be used to help States and communities provide transportation services to eligible individuals.

Background:

In a recent letter to the Governors, President Clinton stressed a critical need for transportation to move people from welfare to work. Because of the tremendous need for transportation services, the President asked the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Labor (DOL), and Transportation (DOT) to provide written guidance on some of the ways in which TANF and WtW funds may be used to break down the transportation barriers for eligible individuals.

Purpose:

This announcement transmits the attached joint guidance to States.  The guidance encourages States and communities to take full advantage of existing TANF and WtW funds to provide the transportation services that eligible individuals need to attain and maintain employment.

Inquiries:

Inquiries about TANF should be addressed to the appropriate Administration for Children and Families Regional Administrator. We have also attached listings of Federal Regional Office contacts for DOL and DOT.

 /s/

Diann Dawson
Acting Director
Office of Family Assistance