Early Implementation of the Welfare-to-Work Grants Program: Findings From Exploratory Site Visits and Review of Program Plans. A. Background and Design of the Evaluation


The WtW grants program is being implemented during a period of unprecedented change in the nation's welfare system, including a dramatic decline in caseloads. This section begins with a discussion of the welfare reform policy context as it relates to the WtW grants program and this evaluation, followed by a description of some key features of the WtW grants program. Finally, the design of the overall evaluation is summarized.