House passed TANF subsidized jobs bill

Trump FY 2018 Budget Slashes Funding for Key Workforce, Education, Human Services Programs

Capito, Ayotte introduce bipartisan bill to reform, improve poverty programs

NSC releases TANF reauthorization recommendations

The Near Impossibility of Moving Up After Welfare

Federal Policy Director Kermit Kaleba comments on TANF and skills gap on this article on The Atlantic.

Senators introduce bipartisan TANF reauthorization bill, would expand access to education and training

Upcoming Ways and Means Committee markup on TANF bills

National Skills Coalition hosts annual state workforce advocates meeting

On September 24-25, workforce advocates from 12 states and national partners gathered in Columbus, Ohio for a meeting hosted by NSC. Participants discussed policy solutions to address a variety of issues facing workers and employers back in their states.

Will House TANF draft help Americans skill up? NSC weighs in

Based on input from stakeholders across the country, NSC submitted comments on a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families reauthorization discussion draft bill released by the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this month.

House committee to consider draft TANF reauthorization bill

Last week, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources released a discussion draft for legislation that would reauthorize and update the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

Aligned by design: New WIOA webinar series

Aligned by Design is a series of webinars that will explore how states can proactively use the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act planning process to align key human capital investments to produce better outcomes for individuals and local economies

DOL announces $34 million in innovation grants

This week, the Department of Labor announced $34 million in competitive grant funding available through the Workforce Innovation Fund, which supports innovative employment and training approaches.

Key issues raised by the WIOA NPRMs

Last week, DOL and ED released draft regulations governing WIOA implementation and administration. NSC has conducted an initial scan of the regulations and identified a set of key issues for further discussion and analysis.

New funding opportunities & webinar: Health Profession Opportunity Grants

Two recent federal announcements provide an opportunity for organizations to invest in the skills of low-income individuals. DOE will present findings from an international assessment of basic skills and discuss promising emerging instructional models.

House, Senate pass budgets that would force deep cuts

This week the House and Senate each passed budget resolutions that would have deep consequences for NDD programs – including education and training programs – as well as mandatory programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Where Have All the Construction Workers Gone?

CEO Andy Van Kleunen explains to the Atlantic the federal funds and opportunities that are available to dislocated workers, especially those put out of work because of trade deals.

Analysis: What the 2014 Elections Mean for Skills

Associate Director Rachel Unruh on how the recent election results are likely to impact workforce development at both the state and federal level.

FNS Announces New SNAP E&T Pilot Grants

Last week, the Food and Nutrition Service released a Request for Applications for the new Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training pilot grants. Applications are due to FNS by November 24.

NSC responds to career pathways request

NSC recently submitted comments to the Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services on career pathways approaches for the delivery of education, training and employment, and human services.

Shutdown’s impact on workforce development.

Here’s what we know about the federal government shutdown…

House passes legislation to block TANF Waivers.

The House of Representatives passed the Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013, which would block the Administration from exercising its waiver authority with regard to certain requirements under the TANF program.

House votes to block TANF improvements.

The House of Representatives approved H.J.Res. 118, legislation that would block Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) efforts to strengthen employment outcomes of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients.

House budget proposes workforce cuts.

House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced his FY 2013 budget resolution, which recommends imposing new time limits and work requirements on recipients of federal means-tested benefits, while cutting federal workforce development funding.