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  • Welfare Rules Databook: State TANF Policies as of July 2013 (New)

    Published: September 16, 2014
    The Welfare Rules Databook provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) policies for each state as of July 2013, as well as longitudinal tables describing various state policies for selected years between 1996 and 2013. The tables are based on the information in the Welfare Rules Database (WRD); a publicly available, online database originally developed under the Urban Institute’s Assessing the New Federalism project.
  • ACF OPRE News: September 11, 2014 (New)

    Published: September 11, 2014
    Recent news from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation...
  • Interim Outcome Study Report: National Implementation Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) to Serve TANF Recipients and Other Low-Income Individuals (New)

    Published: September 11, 2014
    The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program funds training programs in high-demand healthcare professions, targeted to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals. This report is part of the HPOG National Implementation Evaluation (NIE) and provides interim results on the key outcomes of HPOG healthcare training completion and employment, as well as on participants’ pre-training activities and receipt of support services and...
  • Taking the First Step: Using Behavioral Economics to Help Incarcerated Parents Apply for Child Support Order Modifications (New)

    Published: September 8, 2014
    The Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project is the first major effort to apply a behavioral economics lens to programs that serve poor and vulnerable families in the United States. This report presents findings from a behavioral intervention designed to increase the number of incarcerated noncustodial parents in Texas who apply for modifications to reduce the amount of their child support orders. Using a method called “behavioral diagnosis and design”...
  • ACF OPRE News: August 28, 2014

    Published: August 28, 2014
    Recent news from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation...
  • Impact Findings from the Head Start CARES Demonstration: National Evaluation of Three Approaches to Improving Preschoolers’ Social and Emotional Competence

    Published: August 26, 2014
    Head Start CARES (Classroom-based Approaches and Resources for Emotion and Social skill Promotion) is a national demonstration that tests the effectiveness of three program enhancements designed to improve preschool children's social-emotional competence. The project also examines the support systems (e.g., professional development model, technical assistance, monitoring) that are needed to implement the enhancements as designed within diverse Head Start classrooms across the country...
  • ACF OPRE News: August 14, 2014

    Published: August 14, 2014
    Recent news from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation...
  • ISIS Career Pathways Program Profile: Year Up

    Published: August 13, 2014
    A substantial skills gap exists between the education and training of the labor force and the needs of employers in many high growth industries, including healthcare and manufacturing. This gap results in unemployment while good paying jobs go unfilled. At the same time, many low-skilled adults persist in low wage work with little opportunity for advancement. Career pathways programs, like Year Up, are an approach to fill a vital need for skilled workers in the economy and offer low-wage...
  • ACF OPRE News: July 31, 2014

    Published: July 31, 2014
    Recent news from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation...
  • Understanding Urban Indians’ Interactions with ACF Programs and Services: Literature Review

    Published: July 29, 2014
    What is known about urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families’ engagement with government services? This literature review summarizes what is known about the status of urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families including their history of engagement with government services and the potential impact historical policies have had on current government service use. It also explores urban AI/AN families’ cultural engagement and ways in...

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