Publication Date: December 1999
Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Steve Savner; Clifford M. Johnson
Research Area: Labor; Social conditions
Coverage: United States
Describes three major federal programs that can provide a financing base for public job creation initiatives serving hard-to-employ welfare recipients and non-custodial parents: the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, the Welfare-to-Work (WtW) program, and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The paper also identifies several other federal programs that can be used to support some components of a public job creation initiative, with particular emphasis on federal housing and transportation programs.