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  • Individual Author: Passarella, Letitia; Born, Catherine
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2013

    Assignments to education and training activities among the welfare caseload nearly tripled between October 2007 and October 2010. This report provides a demographic profile of the caseheads assigned to an education and training activity in October 2010 and also reviews their TCA and employment histories. (author abstract)

    Assignments to education and training activities among the welfare caseload nearly tripled between October 2007 and October 2010. This report provides a demographic profile of the caseheads assigned to an education and training activity in October 2010 and also reviews their TCA and employment histories. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Fraker, Thomas M.; Levy, Dan M.; Olsen, Robert B.; Stapulonis, Rita A.
    Year: 2004

    The $3 billion Welfare-to-Work (WtW) grants program established by Congress as part of the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 provided funds to over 700 state and local grantees. Congress appropriated funds for FY1998 and FY1999, and grantees were allowed five years to spend their funds.1 The intent of the grants program, administered at the national level by the U.S. Department of Labor, was to supplement the welfare reform funds included in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grants to states, which were authorized under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA).2 WtW funds were to support programs—especially those in high-poverty communities—to assist the least employable, most disadvantaged welfare recipients and noncustodial parents make the transition from welfare to work. (author abstract)

    The $3 billion Welfare-to-Work (WtW) grants program established by Congress as part of the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 provided funds to over 700 state and local grantees. Congress appropriated funds for FY1998 and FY1999, and grantees were allowed five years to spend their funds.1 The intent of the grants program, administered at the national level by the U.S. Department of Labor, was to supplement the welfare reform funds included in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grants to states, which were authorized under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA).2 WtW funds were to support programs—especially those in high-poverty communities—to assist the least employable, most disadvantaged welfare recipients and noncustodial parents make the transition from welfare to work. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Job Opportunities Task Force
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2004

    Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders work hard and pay taxes – but nonetheless struggle every day to provide for their families and build a secure future. These Marylanders deserve a true commitment from the state to help them increase their employment opportunities and become more financially stable. This report is designed to inform policymakers about the conditions facing low-income workers and to recommend changes in state policy that can improve those conditions. (author abstract)

    Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders work hard and pay taxes – but nonetheless struggle every day to provide for their families and build a secure future. These Marylanders deserve a true commitment from the state to help them increase their employment opportunities and become more financially stable. This report is designed to inform policymakers about the conditions facing low-income workers and to recommend changes in state policy that can improve those conditions. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Theodos, Brett; Pergamit, Mike; Edelstein, Sara ; Derian, Alexandra; Stolte, Allison
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2015

    This powerpoint presentation from the 2015 NAWRS Workshop describes an implementation evaluation for Promotor Pathway, a program which provides case management, mentoring, and support to at-risk youth in the DC Metropolitan area.

    This powerpoint presentation from the 2015 NAWRS Workshop describes an implementation evaluation for Promotor Pathway, a program which provides case management, mentoring, and support to at-risk youth in the DC Metropolitan area.

  • Individual Author: Hanson, Devlin
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2015

    This powerpoint presentation from the 2015 NAWRS conference describes an implementation study of Urban Alliance, a program in Baltimore and Washington DC designed to keep at-risk youth connected to education and/or employment. 

    This powerpoint presentation from the 2015 NAWRS conference describes an implementation study of Urban Alliance, a program in Baltimore and Washington DC designed to keep at-risk youth connected to education and/or employment. 

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