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Facilitating Access to Self-Sufficiency Practice in Action

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The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) and the OFA Peer Technical Assistance Network (PeerTA) collaborate to enhance access to self-sufficiency research and resources for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and funders by leveraging their respective collections. PeerTA is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Office of Family Assistance and facilitates the sharing of information between and among States, counties, localities, Tribal organizations, and community-based organizations working with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) families through a virtual repository of resources and technical assistance (TA) delivered through roundtable meetings, site visits, Webinars, promising practice reviews, and moderated teleconferences.

Each SSRC topic page includes links to related resources (such as meeting summaries, issue briefs, Webinar materials, and more) on PeerTA. The OFA PeerTA site provides links to research in the SSRC Library. 

Visit PeerTA to: 

  • Browse the Welfare Resources collection.
  • View resources from TANF Initiatives such as the Urban Partnerships Initiative and Rural Communities Initiative
  • Submit a request for TA to PeerTA. All TA requests must pertain to State, tribal, or local TANF offices and are subject to OFA-approval. Examples of previous TA requests include a peer-to-peer site exchange on integrating education and training opportunities into TANF programming and gathering information from TANF programs on teen pregnancy prevention programs and caseload size and case management services. 
  • Submit and respond to questions sent in by other PeerTA users.
  • Sign up for weekly PeerTA email alerts which feature open discussion threads, resources recently added to the PeerTA collection, and upcoming events.