Recommendations for a New Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program In Illinois

by Rose Karasti

Dec 1, 2002
The Chicago Jobs Council has prepared this "tool" to guide our Governor-Elect, transition team members, legislators, and a new Department of Human Services administration in the transformation of the TANF program in Illinois. The tool articulates six goals with specific recommendations to develop a TANF program focused on poverty reduction and workforce development that will benefit both low-income families as well as employers and the Illinois economy. It also identifies actions required to achieve each recommendation to help prioritize work for a short-term and long-term plan. Actions include: 1) implement current policy, where proper implementation is lacking, 2) sub-regulatory change, 3) regulatory change, and 4) legislative change.
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