Understanding the Costs of the DOL Welfare-to-Work Grants Program. Acknowledgments

08/01/2002

This report is part of a congressionally mandated evaluation of the Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Grants program, being conducted by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR), and its subcontractors, the Urban Institute and Support Services International. Completing it would not have been possible without the diligent work of a large cast of individuals at MPR and other organizations. The authors wish to acknowledge their contributions.

We could not have completed the report without help from dozens of busy WtW grantee program administrators and staff members across our evaluation sites who gave generously of their time and helped us analyze the costs of their WtW programs. These individuals helped us compile the necessary financial, participation, and outcomes information, and then worked closely with us to interpret this rich and complex information.

At MPR, Alan Hershey, the director of the overall evaluation, oversaw the conduct of the cost analysis and provided insightful guidance throughout. Patricia Ciaccio provided careful editing. William Garrett and others on MPRs secretarial staff did a superb word processing and production job, as usual. We are especially grateful to Walter Corson, at MPR, and Demetra Smith Nightingale, at the Urban Institute, for their thoughtful and constructive comments as reviewers of the draft document. We also received valuable support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor. In particular, Alana Landey, the project officer in the USDHHS office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation has consistently provided useful advice and guidance. We are thankful for careful reading and useful comments on the draft report.

We appreciate these contributions, as well of those of any other individuals we may have omitted unintentionally. Any errors or omissions are strictly the responsibility of the authors.

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