Federal Policy Director Kermit Kaleba comments on TANF and skills gap on this article on The Atlantic.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Director Rachel Unruh on how the recent election results are likely to impact workforce development at both the state and federal level.
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 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.
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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.
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.