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Increasing Work Opportunities for Low-Income Workers through TANF and Economic Development Programs [microform] / Pamela Friedman
Bib ID 5689912
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Friedman, Pamela
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2002 
15 p. 

The numerous layoffs of low-income workers that occurred when the nation's economy slowed in 2001 have created numerous challenges for local Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs. By increasing collaboration between community economic development and workforce development efforts to serve low-income residents, states and communities may become better prepared to meet the challenges created by the economic slowdown. In their capacity as major local-level organizations involved in community economic development, community action agencies (CAAs) and community development corporations (CDCs) can work cooperatively with local and state economic development agencies. In addition to tax incentives, CAAs and CDCs can use funds from multiple federal agencies to support economic development efforts, including sectoral development and public-private ventures. A 1999 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guide specifically mentions community development as an appropriate use of TANF funds. Other resources that can support local economic development include foundation and corporate intermediaries, individual development accounts, and faith-based organizations. Examples of creative resource leveraging by states, community organizations, and CDCs to develop successful work opportunities for low-income residents in conjunction with community economic development efforts can be found in Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and New Jersey. (Contains 19 resource contacts and 11 publications.) (MN)


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Sponsoring Agency: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.

Sponsoring Agency: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.

Sponsoring Agency: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.

Sponsoring Agency: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.

Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.

Sponsoring Agency: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.

Issue Notes, v6 n1 Feb 2002.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Agency Cooperation.  |  Community Development.  |  Cooperative Planning.  |  Corporations.  |  Dislocated Workers.  |  Economic Development.  |  Employment Opportunities.  |  Employment Programs.  |  Federal Programs.  |  Federal State Relationship.  |  Holistic Approach.  |  Job Development.  |  Linking Agents.  |  Nonprofit Organizations.  |  Organizational Objectives.  |  Philanthropic Foundations.  |  Policy Formation.  |  Private Sector.  |  Program Development.  |  Public Agencies.  |  Public Policy.  |  Public Sector.  |  Religious Organizations.  |  Social Science Research.  |  Tax Credits.  |  Working Poor.  |  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families  |  Massachusetts New Jersey New York Vermont Welfare to Work Programs Wisconsin
Form/genre Collected Works, Serials.  |  Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Welfare Information Network, Washington, DC
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