Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration and Evaluation Project

Subsidized employment programs use public funds to create or support work opportunities for economically disadvantaged people. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has funded this study to rigorously evaluate up to seven promising programs serving parents who are directly or indirectly connected to TANF, the main cash welfare program for needy families. The evaluation will use a random assignment design. MEF is a subcontractor to MDRC on this evaluation, and it is leading several tasks, including a study of how states implemented subsidized employment under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, site recruitment, and a benefit/cost analysis. MEF staff are also preparing a short report on the use of subsidized employment in Tribal TANF programs.

Subsidizing Employment Opportunities for Low-Income Families: A Review of State Employment Programs Created Through the TANF Emergency Fund
Testing Two Subsidized Employment Approaches for Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Implementation and Early Impacts of the Los Angeles County Transitional Subsidized Employment Program
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families | Workforce System
Mike Fishman | Mary Farrell | Sam Elkin | Asaph Glosser | Kimberly Foley