The purpose of this paper is to offer technical assistance to current HPOG grantees and other workforce development projects that serve customers receiving TANF benefits. This paper provides tips on creating and maintaining successful partnerships with TANF agencies and other organizations that serve the same customers as the HPOG grants.
This paper will examine what deep employer engagement looks like and which elements of the HPOG Program and actions by grantees provided the incentive for employers to engage with the program and its participants. It will outline the nuts and bolts of several HPOG grantees’ employer partnerships and pull out promising practices.
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.
Financial sustainability planning is important for all grant-funded organizations. This resource guide outlines a number of funding opportunities that exist at the federal, state, and local level. It also discusses business model options, along with funding opportunities from foundations.
The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program released a paper on how to use labor market data to understand and respond to employer demands. It contents support multiple elements of the Job-Driven Training Checklist, unveiled by Vice President Biden, including Engaging Employers, Smart Choices, Measurement Matters and Stepping Stones. The paper offers an 8-step approach to utilizing and understanding labor market information.
The HPOG program recently published a paper to share the successful strategies our grantees have used in engaging TANF participants. While this paper offers peer technical assistance for HPOG grantees, its contents are relevant to other workforce development, training, and educational institutions that serve TANF recipients. It includes a checklist of effective strategies based on the experiences of six HPOG grantees and their TANF agency partners.