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Job Training for Low Income Noncustodial Parents

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 makes available to the states substantial funding to help underemployed noncustodial parents achieve marketable employment skills and find a job. The following is a short statement from the Department of Health and Human Services explaining the program.

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http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cse/new/csr9711.html#9711e

 

Low Income Noncustodial Parents Eligible for Job Training
Funding Totals $3 Billion

 

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997, signed by the President on August 5, 1997, makes formula grant funds available to states for welfare-to-work initiatives.

This legislation has importance for child support because its target group includes noncustodial parents of minors whose custodial parents are long-term welfare recipients who face termination from TANF within 12 months and have specified labor market deficiencies.

The legislation seeks to move hard-to-employ TANF recipients with significant employment barriers into unsubsidized jobs offering long-term employment opportunities.

Under the legislation, the Department of Labor is authorized to provide Welfare-to-Work (WtW) grants to states and local communities for transitional employment assistance to move hard-to-employ TANF recipients with significant employment barriers into unsubsidized jobs offering long-term employment opportunities.

Funding totals $3 billion-$1.5 billion each in fiscal year 1998 and 1999. For more information, contact the Department of Labor's Stephanie Curtis at (202) 208-7933, X 161.

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