Countable core and non-core work training and education activities help persons who are applying for and receiving TANF to develop work goals and job skills. These skills help needy families with children to become self-sufficient in the shortest time possible.
Support activities do not count toward the State Work Participation Rate, but are nonetheless important to lead the family toward well-being and financial self-sufficiency.
For instructions on including activities in the Responsibility and Services Plan (RSP), see PM 02-09-00.
For TANF activity compliance requirements, see PM 03-13-00.
Employment for which wages are received.
It is subsidized if the employer receives a subsidy from DHS to offset some or all wages and costs of employment. We do not currently have subsidized employment.
Placement in a supervised work assignment with a public or private organization that has an agreement with the Department.
Unpaid practicums, clinicals or vocational internships/externships required to complete an educational program.
Job Search/Job Readiness
Job search includes making contact with potential employers, whether by telephone, in person or via the Internet, for the purpose of learning about a suitable job opening, applying for a vacancy, or interviewing for a job.
Job readiness activities for a client who is job-ready include preparing a resume or job application, training in interview skills, instruction in work place expectations, and training in effective job seeking.
Associate/Bachelor Degree Program
High School/GED Program for Teen Parents
High School Equivalency/GED Program for Adults
Job Skills Training Related to Employment
Related to Employment
a. Adult basic education for clients who test below a 9th grade reading level, or who need remedial education at the high school level or below to gain and maintain employment.
b. English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for a person with limited English language skills
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Medical/Family Care Services
Barrier to work and training activities due to the client's own medical condition, or that of a spouse or child. Participation in activities to address and reduce the barrier which is pending with, or approved by CAU.
Includes pregnancy 6 weeks prior to due date.
Domestic/Sexual Violence Services
Mental Health Services
Alcohol/Substance Abuse Services
Child Support/Financial Resources
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