Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Were Subsidized Employment Programs Designed, Implemented, and Operated Under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Emergency Fund?

01/01/2014

The Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration project is designed to conduct rigorous evaluations of several subsidized employment programs for disadvantaged workers over the next few years. This study reviewed the implementation of subsidized employment programs that operated with support from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Emergency Fund.

The study found that while states and localities often had less than one year to create or expand their subsidized employment programs, many were able to mount relatively large-scale efforts; implemented a wide range of programs, many participants worked for private employers, who were reimbursed for all or part of the participants' wages; and after funding ended, many programs also ended or sharply reduced the number of people served.

Report Title: Subsidizing Employment Opportunities for Low-Income Families: A Review of State Employment Programs Created Through the TANF Emergency Fund, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/welfare_employ/stedep/reports/tanf_emer_fund.pdf
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Girley Wright, 202-401-5070
Performer: MDRC
Record ID: 9676 (December 15, 2011)

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