The Evaluation of the Tribal Welfare-to-Work Grants Program: Initial Implementation Findings. Use of Assessment Results in Developing Individualized Service Plans


In most tribal sites, the results of the assessment process are formally documented in an employment development plan (EDP) or individual service strategy (ISS). This plan outlines specific participant goals and the steps the participant is to take to overcome barriers to securing a job and attaining his or her goals. The process of developing the EDP or ISS is a collaborative one between the participant and a project staff member (usually a case manager). The participant and the project staff member both sign the EDP/ISS, which is a "living" document, to be updated as a participant progresses through the program and as service needs change.