- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
States that include TANF in the Combined State Plan must outline how the State will meet the requirements of section 402 of the Social Security Act including how it will:
(OMB Control Number: 0970-0145)
l. Indicate Whether the State Intends to Assist Individuals to Train For, Seek, and Maintain Employment (section 402(a)(1)(b)(v) of the Social Security Act)— (1-2)
1. Providing direct care in a long-term care facility (as such terms are defined under section 1397j of this title); or
2. In other occupations related to elder care, high-demand occupations, or occupations expected to experience labor shortages as, determined appropriate by the State for which the State identifies an unmet need for service personnel, and, if so, shall include an overview of such assistance.
The State does not intend to fund a special initiative for training/employment of individuals providing direct care in a long—term facility or in other occupations providing eldercare. However, on a case—by—case basis TANF cash assistance recipients can receive assistance/services while pursuing training/employment to provide such eldercare as part of their IJP and FRP as discussed in section (c) above as well as certain TANF eligibles as part of our Career Pathways Initiative in partnership with the Alabama Community College System, Adult Education Program. Assistance/services in this regard include payment for short term skills based training to obtain classification/credentials as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), supplies, uniforms, equipment, etc. as well as services/training leading to a work ready credential in an occupation that is in high demand.