Provides guidance and legal information on establishing and implementing state-funded programs to comply with federal work programs and improve welfare-to-work programs.

“This report provides practical guidance and legal information to state policymakers, human service agency staff, policy analysts, and others on the details of shaping and implementing [a state-funded] approach. The topics covered in greater detail include: (1) Why should a state consider a solely state-funded program? (2) How can states finance the solely state-funded program? (3) Which families are good candidates for the state program and what work or rehabilitative activities could a state provide for families? (4) What eligibility policies should a state consider in its program? (5) What are implications of solely state-funded programs on distribution of child support collected by a state? (6) How does receipt of assistance through a solely state-funded program impact eligibility for other programs such as Medicaid, food stamps, child care and any transitional benefits? (7) What administrative mechanisms should a state use to enroll families into a solely state-funded program?” (p. 3-4).

(Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)

Full publication title: Designing Solely State-Funded Programs: Implementation Guide for One “Win-Win” Solution for Families and States