ACL 07-03: Federal Reauthorization Of TANF (1/12/07)

For the less welfare-nerdy (see ACL 07-05), a summary of the major changes to TANF in light of the federal Deficit Reduction Act and the federal Interim regulations, and California’s response to these changes. And yeah for our clients, this letter also clarifies that despite the changes that have been made to the TANF program at the federal level, the structure of CalWORKs welfare-to-work has not changed.  CalWORKs continues to require counties to offer a broad range of employment and education activities, behavioral health services, and other activities necessary to help recipients achieve self-sufficiency. No point summarizing this. Anyone doing CalWORKs work needs to read and memorize this. Pop quiz tomorrow. [Download]