The Evaluation of the Tribal Welfare-to-Work Grants Program: Initial Implementation Findings. Program Services


At the core of the tribal WtW programs are the services provided to help participants overcome barriers to employment, secure jobs, and make the transition from welfare to work and self-sufficiency. The tribal programs visited for this study use a range of service delivery approaches to help WtW-eligible tribal members overcome serious barriers to employment (for example, lack of accessible child care, lack of basic skills and job-specific skills, substance abuse problems, and transportation difficulties). This chapter describes how tribal WtW programs recruit eligible individuals, perform intake and assessment, and manage and track participants throughout their involvement in the program. It also describes how the programs provide employment- and training-related services and deliver other types of critical support or ancillary services.