Technical Assistance

About Technical Assistance Requests

The OFA Peer Technical Assistance Network offers services to local*, State, County, and Tribal social service agencies that operate a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program or provide services to TANF families. Some of the Peer TA Technical Assistance (TA) methods include:

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  • Peer-to-peer roundtables
  • Site visits
  • Workshops
  • Moderated teleconferences
  • Environmental scans/annotated bibliographies
  • Literature reviews

What happens after you submit a Technical Assistance Request?

TA requests are jointly reviewed by the Peer TA Network and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

OFA Peer TA Technical Assistance Review Criteria (PDF - 10.4 KB)

*A community-based organization (CBO) is eligible to receive TA by partnering with its local TANF agency. The TANF agency must submit the TA request on behalf of the CBO, and the request must be mutually beneficial.