A Study of Work Participation and Full Engagement Strategies. Community Context and Key TANF Policies and Program Features


Appendix A:
Community Context and Key TANF Policies and Program Features
Community Context
  El Paso County, CO Franklin County, OH Montgomery County, OH Oswego County, NY Riverside County, CA Utah Wisconsin
Population (2000)(1) 533,428 1,071,524 554,232 122,271 1,545,387 2,233,169 432,654
Primary City/Town Colorado Springs Columbus Dayton Fulton Riverside Salt Lake City
% of Families Below Poverty (2000) 8.0 11.6 11.3 14.0 14.2 9.4 9.4
Unemployment Rate (September 2003) 6.1 4.1 5.2 10.8 5.2 5.1 2.2
Key TANF Policies and Program Features
TANF Caseload 1,200 9,500 5,600 500 20,100 9,342 506
Average TANF Caseload (per case manager) 100-125 (in-house)
70-90 (Goodwill)
300-350 cases
(30-50 TANF)
250 cases
(60-75 TANF)
80-100 cases 100-110 (phase I)
60-90 (phase II)
60-90 cases
(20-30 TANF)
40-80 cases
Responsibilities Contracted Out Case management Employment and training services Employment and training services Case management for refugees Employment and training services Mental health Substance abuse Employment and training services Mental health Substance abuse Domestic Violence Mental health Employment and training services
Sanction Policy Gradual full-family Immediate full-family Immediate full-family Partial (adult portion) Partial (adult portion) Gradual full-family Lifetime ban on tier
Diversion - Financial Payment Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Diversion - Job Search No No No Yes Yes No No
Time Limits 60 months 36 months 36 months 60 months 60 months (adult portion only) 36 months 24 months per tier
(1) Data for population, percentage of families below poverty, racial distribution, and percentage of high school graduates are from the United States Census 2000 gathered by the United States Census Bureau.
(2) Data are from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment rate for Davis County is based on April 2003 data.


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