Early Implementation of the Welfare-to-Work Grants Program: Report to Congress. A.   BACKGROUND AND DESIGN OF THE EVALUATION

The National Evaluation of the WelfareВ­toВ­Work Grants Program is beginning just as grantees are starting to put WtW resources to use.В  It is thus appropriate to start this first report with a brief summary of the policy changes and the grants program that have led to this evaluation, as well as the evaluation's objectives and design.