TANF Policy Academy for Innovative Employment Strategies (PAIES)

The TANF PAIES project will work with successful state TANF applicants to design, plan and refine components and strategies to improve employment outcomes for TANF program participants.

Through the development of strategic action, implementation, and evaluation feasibility plans, successful applicants
will focus on developing client coaching and/or career pathway approaches to improve employment outcomes and economic stability for TANF participants.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
District Of Columbia, Government Of $ 125,000   2018-09-012020-03-31
Job & Family Services, Ohio Department Of $ 125,000   2018-09-012020-03-31
Job & Family Services, Ohio Department Of $ 125,000   2018-09-012020-03-31
District Of Columbia, Government Of $ 125,000   2018-09-012020-03-31
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance must be used in accordance with the following provisions of 413 (a), (c), and (h) of the Social Security Act as revised: Section 413(a) - The Secretary shall conduct research on the effect of state programs funded under this part and any other state programs funded with qualified State expenditures (as defined in section 409(a)(7)(B)(i)) on employment, self-sufficiency, child well-being, unmarried births, marriage, poverty, economic mobility, and other factors as determined by the Secretary.

Additionally, Section 413(c) states that the Secretary shall in consultation with the State receiving funds provided under this part, develop methods of disseminating information on any research, evaluation, or study conducted under this section.

Specifically, for this round of funding, the TANF PAIES will assist states to develop strategic action, implementation, and evaluation feasibility plans.

States will create client coaching and/or career pathway approaches to improve employment outcomes and economic stability for TANF participants.

Section 413 (a) of the Social Security Act state that the Secretary shall conduct research on the effect of state programs funded under this part and any other state programs funded with qualified State expenditures...

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (including the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands) human services agencies are eligible to receive assistance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State (including the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands) human services agencies are eligible to receive assistance to participate in the PAIES to design, plan and refine components and strategies to improve employment outcomes for TANF program participants.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Award Procedures

Grant applications will undergo a federal panel review. Approved grant applications will receive an official notice of award, detailing the amount of funds awarded; the purpose, terms and conditions of the award; and the budget period for which support is given.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Social Security Act, Title IV, Part A, Section 413.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The project and budget period is 18 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Performance Progress Reports are required semi-annually.

No expenditure reports are required.

Monitoring is conducted by the Federal Project Officer.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Proper accounting records, identifiable by grant and including all receipts and expenditures, must be maintained for 3 years in accordance with 45 CFR 92. Subsequent to an audit, they must be maintained until all questions are resolved, or at the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1552-0-1-609.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $1,200,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

For Fiscal Year 2018, the grants awarded will range from $100,000 to $150,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Lisa Washington-Thomas 330 C Street, SW, Suite 3026, Washington, District of Columbia 20002 Email: lwashington-thomas@acf.hhs.gov Phone: 2024015141

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

(1)Objectives, (2) Approach, (3) Outcomes, and (4) Reasonableness of Project Costs.



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