Wilson-Fish TANF Coordination Program

Two young girlsThe Wilson-Fish (WF) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Coordination Program (WF TCP) funds innovative approaches to provide more customized, culturally, and linguistically appropriate integrated services and resources for ORR-eligible families with children under the age of 18. The goal of WF TCP is to strengthen these families’ abilities to navigate barriers, become economically self-sufficient, and improve their social and economic wellbeing.

Each statewide grantee coordinates with the state TANF office, the State Refugee Coordinator, and other relevant stakeholders to map existing services and resources. Grantees then develop resources and provide in-person and remote support to enhance or complement existing programming, and/or address unmet needs of families.

All ORR-eligible individuals can receive WF TCP services for up to three years from their date of eligibility. However, grantees prioritize families with children under the age of 18, who may be eligible for TANF and who are within their first year of ORR eligibility, as well as those not receiving other enhanced services who require additional support.

Services and Resources

Services and resources may include:

  • Orientation sessions
  • Employment training
  • English language instruction
  • Enhanced case management
  • Community liaisons and navigators
  • Translation and interpretation

Funding

ORR funds grantees to carry out the WF TCP. To learn more, view our Dear Colleague Letter.

Contact your State Refugee Coordinator (SRC) for information about WF TCP activities in your state.

Contact Information
draprograms@acf.hhs.gov

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