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<ul><li> 1. Improving Employment Outcomes:The Role Of TANF and WIANational Alliance to End Homelessness Conference July 14, 2011 www.transitionaljobs.net Melissa Young [email_address]</li></ul> <p> 2. Presentation Overview </p> <ul><li>Overview Workforce Investment Act, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families </li></ul> <ul><li>Expert Panelist Presentations Q&amp;A</li></ul> <ul><li>Next steps &amp; Opportunities for future involvement</li></ul> <p> 3. National Transitional Jobs Network</p> <ul><li>The NTJN exists to ensure that policies account for the hard-to-employ, that programs are able to effectively serve as many individuals as possible, and that best practices and technical assistance are widely shared and implemented throughout the network. </li></ul> <ul><li>Technical Assistance </li></ul> <ul><li>State and Federal Advocacy </li></ul> <ul><li>Monthly Newsletters sign up at www.transitionaljobs.net </li></ul> <ul><li>National Conference </li></ul> <p> 4. TransitionalJobs Panelists/Q&amp;A TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs Next Steps </p> <ul><li>Authorizes national public employment and training system a universal system </li></ul> <ul><li>System includes state and local Workforce Investment Boards and One-Stop System for service delivery </li></ul> <ul><li>Current system has conditional priority of service for low-income and TANF recipients</li></ul> <ul><li>Current system includes mandates for receiving core followed by intensive services</li></ul> <p>Workforce Investment Act Department of Labor - 1997 TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs WIA/TANF Overview 5. TransitionalJobs Panelists/Q&amp;A TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs Next Steps </p> <ul><li>Core Services skills assessment, access to job listings, information about careers and local labor market conditions, and some assistance with job search activities.</li></ul> <ul><li>Intensive Services skills assessments, career counseling, development of individual employment plans, and short-term prevocational training </li></ul> <ul><li>Training Services occupational skills training, on-the-job training, job readiness training, and adult educational d literacy activities if provided alongside training activities</li></ul> <p>Workforce Investment Act Department of Labor - 1998 TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs WIA/TANF Overview 6. TransitionalJobs Panelist/Q&amp;A TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs Field Advancement </p> <ul><li>Block grant to states - States have broad flexibility to use funds to meet goals of TANF program </li></ul> <ul><li>TANF distinguishes between eligibility between assistance and non-assistance </li></ul> <ul><li>States have some discretion in determining eligibility </li></ul> <ul><li>Individuals on assistance must be participating in set of allowable work activities</li></ul> <p>Temporary Assistance for Needy FamiliesDepartment of Human Services - 1996 TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs WIA/TANF Overview 7. TransitionalJobs Lessons Learned TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs Field Advancement </p> <ul><li>Funding constraints, lack of funding, diverted funding</li></ul> <ul><li>Performance measures</li></ul> <ul><li>Sequence of services </li></ul> <ul><li>Lack of flexibility in using funds for barrier removal </li></ul> <ul><li>Difficulty blending resources because of different performance measures, intake or reporting processes, state database coordination, culture, etc.</li></ul> <p>Identified Challenges:Using WIA and TANF Funds to Support Individuals Experiencing Homelessness &amp; Individuals with Barriers to Employment TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs TransitionalJobs WIA/TANF Overview 8. </p> <ul><li>Marlena Sessions</li></ul> <ul><li>Linette Davis</li></ul> <p>Panelists &amp; Q&amp;A WIA/TANF Overview Next StepsExpert Panelists RemarksPanelists/Q&amp;A 9. WIA/TANF Overview Panelists &amp; Q&amp;A Next Steps Questions &amp; Discussion Panelists/Q&amp;A 10. Panelist/Q&amp;AWIA/TANF Overview Next Steps </p> <ul><li>Local/State Level: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Build champions for homeless employment services </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Advocate thatemployment goalsare added to your local plans to end homelessness </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Encouragecollaboration at state level between labor, human services, and housing </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Leveragepublic and private fundingto pilot or test employment interventions </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Leverage local referrals and build relationships with employment service providers</li></ul></li></ul> <p>What you can do. Next Steps 11. Panelist/Q&amp;AWIA/TANF Overview Next Steps What you can do </p> <ul><li>National Level:</li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Work with the NTJN and others around ensuring that Workforce Investment Act reauthorization accounts for theemployment needs of all individuals experiencing homelessness </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Weigh-in with your federal Reps and Senators around theneed for more employment resourcesfor individuals experiencing homelessness </li></ul></li></ul> <p>Next Steps 12. Panelist/Q&amp;AWIA/TANF Overview Next Steps What you can do </p> <ul><li>National Level:</li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Work with the NTJN and others around ensuring that Workforce Investment Act reauthorization accounts for theemployment needs of all individuals experiencing homelessness </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Weigh-in with your federal Reps and Senators around theneed for more employment resourcesfor individuals experiencing homelessness </li></ul></li></ul> <p>Next Steps 13. Panelist/Q&amp;AWIA/TANF Overview Next Steps Dont forget to:</p> <ul><li>Sign upfor NTJN e-communication and alerts to get the latest </li></ul> <ul><li>information &amp; opportunities to take action www.transitionaljobs.net </li></ul> <ul><li>Visit NTJN websitefrequently for tools and resources to build relationships with your members of Congress.</li></ul> <ul><li>Contact usdirectly for support in engaging your members of Congress. </li></ul> <p>Next Steps </p>