The Office of Family Assistance provides training and technical assistance (TTA) to state, tribal, and local TANF programs. TTA helps TANF agencies strengthen their programs so they can improve the well-being and promote the self-sufficiency of TANF participants and TANF-eligible individuals. Training and technical assistance specialists provide program expertise, resources, information, and connections to research and practice specialists.
OFA provides TTA in direct response to requests from TANF programs and those aligned with HHS/ACF priorities. We provide TTA using a variety of methods, including webinars, virtual workshops, and online forums, as well as site exchanges, roundtables, and site visits. OFA invests heavily in long-term TTA activities, such as communities of learnings to policy academies.
Some features of PeerTA:
- Peer Connections Visit disclaimer page - Members of the TANF community can support each other through a question and response page.
- Online Learning Center Visit disclaimer page - The TANF community can access online trainings and webinars such housed on the website.
- OFA Initiatives
- TANF-WIOA Hub Visit disclaimer page – Resources developed to support implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and improved collaboration between workforce agencies and TANF partners
- Career Pathways Information Visit disclaimer page - Resources from OFA and partners on career pathways
- Online Work Readiness Assessment Visit disclaimer page - OWRA is a web-based tool for creating a plan with clients that summarizes their strengths and barriers, and helps with placement in work activities and work supports.