TANF/WIOA Collaboration: Minnesota

The Anoka County Job Training Center is the only WIOA job center serving the county. It houses all public assistance programs, including TANF (called the Minnesota Family Investment Program), on-site WIOA partners, and child care services in the same building. As described in this brief, the Center has implemented strategies to streamline service delivery and co-enrollment among these programs, including a universal program application, a team of intake and eligibility specialists, and cross-program practices for adapting resources to meet client needs. This site also offers a rich mix of youth programming, such as employment and training opportunities for out-of-school and in-school youth, and a Human Services Youth Team to focus on young TANF recipients.

Sections of the brief discuss joint service delivery, resource sharing, shared learning, and managing collaborative activities. Readers may also access links to the state TANF plan and funding information for more context and resources. This brief is part of the TANF Works! TANF/WIOA Collaboration Series, through which the Office of Family Assistance’s Integrating Innovative Employment and Economic Stability Strategies (IIEESS) initiative seeks to highlight innovative coordination strategies of TANF and WIOA programs to serve low-income or vulnerable populations.

Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
August 2019
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  • Employment
    • Job Development and Placement
    • Job Readiness
    • Job Search
    • Subsidized Employment
    • WIOA
  • Education and Training
    • Adult Basic Education
    • Career Pathways
    • On the Job Training
  • Supportive Services
    • Post-employment Supports
  • Special Populations
    • Youth in Transition
  • TANF Program Administration
    • Case Management
    • Collaborations and Partnerships
    • Data Systems
    • Diversion Programs
    • Services Integration
    • Work Activities
    • Work Participation Rates
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