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  • TANF and MOE Spending and Transfers by Activity, FY 2017 (Contains National & State Pie Charts)

    Published: February 6, 2019
    The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) has posted tables and pie charts for the 50 states and the District of Columbia showing the distribution of TANF and MOE spending on basic assistance, work, education, & training activities, child care, and other activities in FY 2017.
  • HPOG Success Story: Janetth at Pima County Community College District

    Published: January 24, 2019
    Janetth has always known that the success of her children depended on her own. As a single mother, Janetth’s drive is fueled by the desire to build a better life and be a strong role model for her children. She always wanted to pursue a career in the healthcare field. Her love of caring for and helping people was evident from an early age. Janetth knew a career in nursing could give her the chance to provide a higher quality life for herself and her two young daughters. Janetth saw an ad for HPOG HOPES while reading a periodical at her local library. After conducting some research about the dozens of trainings they offer, she went to an information meeting. She knew she was ready to begin the process of becoming a Medical Assistant (MA). HPOG HOPES didn’t just offer the chance at an education, but also provided access to personalized support services to help her successfully complete her education. Balancing motherhood with school proved to be a challenge. Janetth’s mother agreed to take care of her childcare needs, and HPOG HOPES was ready to step in for the rest. She could focus on school and graduate without major debt.
  • HPOG Success Story: Monica at Montefiore Medical Center

    Published: January 16, 2019
    The path to advancement can be long and demanding, but it is always rewarding. Monica was raised in the South Bronx, New York, the poorest county in the state. It was a challenge for her mother to raise four children alone, but she worked hard to make sure they never went hungry. Monica considers her mother her role model. She wanted to work hard to be the best version of herself, showing her mother that her unconditional love and caring were appreciated. Monica became a mother early herself. She put her plans on hold to give her children a rich life experience. As they grew older, Monica became committed to accomplishing her goals. Exploring her interest in the medical field led her back to school. She completed an associate’s degree in Medical Administration, but a challenging job market made finding employment difficult. She didn’t let that stop her, because she was committed to getting her start in healthcare. Monica started looking at training programs that would build her knowledge of the clinical side of the field. It was then that she found the growing number of opportunities for Home Health Aides. In May 2017, she was introduced to the close partnership between Montefiore HPOG and People Care. People Care is Home Health Aide service that provides care to over 3,000 people a day in New York. After her acceptance into the Montefiore HPOG program, Monica was determined to take full advantage of their offerings, and move up the healthcare career ladder. She completed training through People Care and started working as a Home Health Aide, but quickly wanted more. She attended post-employment counseling at Montefiore HPOG and developed a plan for her to go from Home Health Aide to Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). She built a strong rapport with management at her home care agency, and HPOG noticed.
  • HPOG Success Story: Shireen at Hostos Community College

    Published: January 9, 2019
    Shireen was two years into her lifelong dream of becoming a registered nurse (RN) when sickle cell disease stopped her educational journey. She dealt with her painful illness and faced the challenges of being a single mother before she found out about the HPOG-funded Allied Health Career Pipeline Program at Hostos Community College. Shireen came across the Pipeline Program while reading nursing program reviews on Google. She was impressed with the reviews for Hostos Community College and the success rates of the Pipeline Program. The Pipeline Program gave her reason to hope even on days when her disease caused her so much pain she was unable to leave home.
  • Employment Virtual Learning Cohort Resource Guide

    Published: January 8, 2019
    This resource guide is a compilation of case studies and tools that were developed as part of the HPOG Employment Virtual Learning Cohort technical assistance. Participating grantees gathered virtually and completed employment-related action steps in consultation with a subject matter expert, culminating in an in-person capstone event. This guide is meant to help grantees advance more robust employer engagement and employment service practices.
  • OFA "Dear Colleague" Letter on TANF Funding Lapse

    Published: December 28, 2018
    Letter to TANF administrators concerning the status of funding for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program
  • TANF-ACF-PI-2018-02 (revises and supersedes TANF-ACF-PI 2005-03)

    Published: December 21, 2018
    This program instruction (PI) revises and supersedes TANF-ACF-PI 2005-03. It explains the application of the regulations at 45 CFR Part 286 for determining the TANF service area(s) and population that may be included in a tribe's TANF plan. It clarifies policy relative to Letters of Intent (LOI) from tribal applicants and explains state, tribal and Federal roles in the resolution of tribal competition over the same service area. Additionally, the PI establishes ACF’s policy that tribes may provide benefits to their own members, even if those members are not in the tribe’s TANF service area and population.
  • HPOG Success Story: Arainya at Volunteers of America Michigan

    Published: December 19, 2018
    It takes courage to have faith in yourself. Arainya is a single mother raising a young daughter in Michigan. She focused on making a better life for those around her, especially her child. Arainya devoted her time volunteering at the AIDS Partnership of Michigan as a crisis counselor. She knew she wanted to continue her career in a field where she could help people. It was her goal to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but it seemed impossible without help. Arainya made a phone call to the Volunteers of America Michigan’s HPOG program after seeing an advertisement. Minutes later, HPOG returned her call. It was then she knew that she could achieve her dream of entering the healthcare field. Her strong faith urged her forward.
  • HPOG Success Story: Samantha at the Missouri Department of Social Services

    Published: December 19, 2018
    It takes a little help to reach the “HITE” of your career. Samantha was already employed in the healthcare field when she went to the Washington County Missouri Job Center in Potosi, Missouri in August 2016. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) interested in pursuing a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), but she needed help to get started. As a single mother of two, finding the time and money to go back to school proved difficult. The Job Center’s career counselor thought HPOG’s Health Industry Training and Education (HITE) program would be a wonderful opportunity for Samantha to continue her education.
  • HPOG Success Story: Stephanie at Alamo Colleges District

    Published: December 19, 2018
    Stephanie now looks at obstacles as opportunities thanks to Alamo Colleges HPOG. At the encouragement of her grandmother, Stephanie found her way to the Eastside Education & Training Center (EETC) in San Antonio, Texas. Stephanie, a single mother, was working at a call center, making only $9.50 an hour in an unfulfilling job. It was difficult for her to support her two children. After attending an HPOG information session at EETC, Stephanie realized not only did she have the support of her grandparents, but of an entire community. She could finally pursue her dream of entering the healthcare field thanks to HPOG.