TANF Policy Academy for Innovative Employment Strategies

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Opportunity ID: 293925
Opportunity Number: HHS-2018-ACF-OFA-FJ-1280
Opportunity Title: TANF Policy Academy for Innovative Employment Strategies
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.647
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility: State (including the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands) human services agencies are eligible to receive assistance. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-OFA
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – OFA
Posted Date: May 18, 2017
Last Updated Date: May 18, 2017
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Aug 07, 2017
Fiscal Year: 2018
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Award Floor: $100,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is announcing the solicitation of applications to competitively award cooperative agreements in accordance with Section 413(b) of the Social Security Act. Cooperative agreements awarded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement will support projects to state, county, and tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs to plan and develop a comprehensive approach for integrating innovative strategies in one of two select activities: (1) to increase the use of innovative client coaching to foster the success of TANF participants in securing and retaining work; or (2) to integrate career pathway, occupation-focused employment models into TANF programs. The overall purpose for the programs, services, and activities supported by this funding is to improve the employment outcomes of TANF participants. In addition, the program is intended to foster connections and partnerships between state TANF agencies and local scholars/ researchers interested in TANF management and policy. Successful applicants will participate in a TANF Policy Academy for Innovative Employment Strategies as a part of the concept development process for implementation and assessment.
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