TANF agencies across the country are preparing to or beginning to reinstate participation requirements that had been waived during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this evolving service context, this webinar will provide space for TANF leaders and staff across the country to share experiences, challenges, and lessons around participant engagement in TANF work activities. The Office of Family Assistance’s Project IMPROVE team will moderate a panel of TANF leaders across the country on this topic. Panelists will share their plans for supporting staff and program participants through the transition to full engagement. They will respond to questions around challenges, best practices, and lessons learned. Project IMPROVE will use tools like polls and the chat function to encourage audience participation.
We envision a panel representing SPARK and IMPROVE sites from across the country. Possible panelists include:
• Lorrie Briggs, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Division of Family Services, Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
• Patricia Blumenauer, Vice President, Operations and Data at Philadelphia Works Inc.
• Marci Littlejohn, Program Manager, Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services