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 -   Partnership Development
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 -   TANF and Supportive Services
 -   Transportation

To help you find more information on WtW Voucher Program issues, we've provided links on WtW-related topics below.

Childcare

 -   The Administration for Children and Families
 -   Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
 -   Food and Nutrition Information Center
 -   National Association of Child Care
Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)

 -   National Child Care Association (NCCA)
 -   National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)
 -   National Head Start Association
 -   National Resource Center for Health and
Safety in Child Care

 -   Welfare Information Network

For more information about childcare programs for the WtW program, view our Childcare page.

Employment and Training

 -   America's Career InfoNet. This one-stop shop, developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, links to free online assessments and tests.

 -   Career Key. The Career Key measures interests, abilities, and values, which translate into personal career choices.

 -   National Alliance of Business Workforce Development
The NAB is a national business organization focused on increasing student achievement and improving the competitiveness of the workforce. Their site contains resources on training and education partners, information about the Workforce Investment Act, and other data and resources related to workforce development and partnership building.

 -   National Association of Workforce Boards
The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) represents the interests of the nation's Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs). WIBs are local employer-led partnerships that develop workforce development systems from education, job training, and employment programs in each community. The NAWB site includes access to NAWB publications, a directory of WIBS, and other information about NAWB and WIBs.

 -   One Economy Corporation
One Economy Corporation provides Internet access and other technology tools for PHAs, owners/managers of affordable housing, and low-income families.

 -   The National Governor's Association
This site contains workforce development information and updates on a state-by-state basis.

 -   Transferable skills. This site helps identify personal assets and translates them into job-specific skills.

 -   U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Internet Job Resources Page
This comprehensive page provides technology-driven resources for an effective job search. Topics include career planning information, job search links, tips on using the Internet and other technology job searches, and virtual job fairs.

 -   Welfare Information Network
This site provides a variety of resources on job placement, career advancement, on-the-job training, performance management, and other job-related topics.

 -   Welfare to Work
This site includes a series of issue briefs providing practical, innovative, user-friendly technical assistance to the local practitioners implementing U.S. Department of Labor Welfare to Work grants.

 -   The Welfare to Work Partnership
The Welfare to Work Partnership is a national, Nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that was created to encourage and assist businesses hiring individuals from public assistance without displacing current workers. The Partnership established The Solutions Network, a database of Welfare to Work Partnership's Business Partners that have committed to hiring and retaining welfare recipients. The searchable database allows service providers to connect with these Business Partners, post information about their own organization, and receive e-mail notification of job openings.

 -   What color is your parachute? This site includes tools such as the seven rules to taking career tests and interactive personality tests.

For more information about employment programs for voucher recipients, view our Employment and Training Programs page.

Federal Government Resources

 -   The Administration for Children and Families
Provides access to theTANF Final Rule.

 -   The Department of Housing and Urban Development
Contains information for PHAs, tribes, and TDHEs.ides access to the TANF Final Rule.

 -   HUDCLIPS
Allows you to download HUD forms.

Funding Resources

 -   The Grantsmanship Center
Includes Federal and State governments, as well as community foundations.

 -   National Institute for Literacy
Includes Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and foundations.

 -   U.S. Department of Agriculture
Includes information from foundations and Federal sources, and publications with funding sources.

For more information about program funding, view our Funding Resources page.

Housing

 -   The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

 -   National Fair Housing Advocate
Discusses legal issues related to housing, including lawsuits and court cases.

 -   The Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

 -   Rental Housing On Line
Includes vacancy listings, affordable housing, landlord tenant law, hundreds of forms and agreements, buying income property with no money down, screening tenants, raising rents, evictions and 67 other rental housing topics.

Housing and Welfare

 -   Speakout.com
"Welfare to Work"
Facts and topical studies related to housing and welfare issues.

Partnership Development

 -   The Community Toolbox
Contains information about developing multi-sector collaboration, as well as more general information related to partnership development.

 -   Together We Can
Contains information on building bridges within and across service systems to develop the capacity of collaborative initiatives.

 -   The Welfare to Work Partnership
The Welfare to Work Partnership is a national, Nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that was created to encourage and assist businesses hiring individuals from public assistance without displacing current workers. The Partnership established The Solutions Network, a database of Welfare to Work Partnership's Business Partners that have committed to hiring and retaining welfare recipients. The searchable database allows service providers to connect with these Business Partners, post information about their own organization, and receive e-mail notification of job openings.

For more information about forming effective partnerships, view our Partnership Development page.

State Government Resources

 -   Employment and Training Administration
Contact information for state DoL offices and program directors.

 -   Library of Congress
Links to state and local government sites.

 -   National Conference of State Legislatures
Links to state legislature and legislator web sites.

 -   The State Policy Documentation Project (SPDP)
Tracks policy choices on Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance programs and Medicaid in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The information presented on this Web site was collected through surveys completed by a key policy advocate in each state, confirmed by state agency staff, and verified against state statute and regulation by SPDP staff.

 -   Stateline.org
Excellent source for state government news, including welfare reform.

 -   Welfare Reform State Links
Contact information for state TANF agencies.

TANF and Supportive Services

 -   Assessing the New Federalism
Income support and social services publications and resources.

 -   Center for Law and Social Policy
Contains information about relevant publications.

 -   Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Includes information on topics such as as poverty, immigration, housing, and welfare reform.

 -   HHS Administration for Children and Families
Everything you ever wanted to know about TANF and welfare.

 -   Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation
Nonprofit, nonpartisan social policy research - examines and evaluates various approaches to improving the well-being of low-income people. Click on 1 of 5 topic areas at the top of the screen (welfare reform, community initiatives, families and children, education, and technical assistance).

 -   The National Governors Association
Includes information on welfare reform.

 -   One Economy Corporation
One Economy Corporation provides Internet access and other technology tools for PHAs, owners/managers of affordable housing, and low-income families.

 -   The Welfare Information Network
Great information on a long list of topic areas related to welfare.

 -   World Wide Web Resources for Social Workers
Links to many resources related to social welfare policy and services.

For more information about TANF and Supportive Services for the WtW program, view our supportive services page.

Transportation

 -   Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)

 -   Department of Labor
Contains information on the use of TANF, WtW, and Job Access Funds for transportation.

 -   Department of Transportation

 -   National Transit Resource Center
Contains a "Transportation and Employment Toolkit"

 -   State Departments of Transportation
Links to state departments of transportation.

 -   Welfare Information Network
Includes information on transportation and welfare reform.

For more information about transportation services for the WtW program, view our transportation page.

 
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