The Employment Retention & Advancement Project (ERA) compared methods of helping full-time working clients get ahead in their jobs. The ERA Project took place in several Cook County FCRCs and in St. Clair County. The ERA Project operated from 02/02 through 08/04. Participants were randomly assigned to an experimental or control group. Participation in the project was mandatory for those assigned to the experimental group. Failure to participate could be sanctioned.
Months did not count toward the TANF 60-month time limit if an ERA participant was:
Specialized approaches focused on education, training, and/or work-related programs that might help a client move up to a better job and receive better wages and benefits were provided to ERA Project participants. Activities included:
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