The Fiscal and Legal Framework for Creating Community Service Employment Program
Publication Date: November 1997
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
A community service employment program for TANF recipients--a program to create publicly funded, wage-paying jobs designed to provide employment for individuals and to address unmet community needs--offers a number of potential advantages as compared to other work activities. This paper describes for state legislators and administrators why such a program is both feasible and preferable over an unpaid work experience program under TANF.