Understanding the Costs of the DOL Welfare-to-Work Grants Program. Job Readiness, Placement, and Case Management Are the Core of WtW Services


Core WtW services included such activities as job readiness classes; intake, assessment, and general preemployment case management; job development and placement services; and postplacement followup. This subset of services was present in all of the WtW programs examined and accounted for between 34 percent (Philadelphia-TWC) and 84 percent (Fort Worth-Women's Center) of the total costs for the programs (Figure III.3).(2) In the average WtW program, almost two-thirds of total costs were associated with activities aimed at engaging eligible participants, helping them prepare for and secure unsubsidized employment, and supporting them after such placements (Figure III.2).

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