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Washington Strengthens Connections Between Public Assistance and Home Visiting

Mar 28, 2019

As part of a broader effort to strengthen ties between public assistance and early childhood programs, Washington state has created a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Home Visiting pilot that uses TANF funding to add additional slots in home visiting programs for TANF participants.

As part of a broader effort to strengthen ties between public assistance and early childhood programs, Washington state has created a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Home Visiting pilot that uses TANF funding to add additional slots in home visiting programs for TANF participants. The pilot began in 2015. As of spring 2018, 12 home visiting providers were receiving TANF funding, creating 341 slots. A two-phase evaluation of the pilot was released last year, which found that parents enrolled in the pilot were more likely than comparison families to engage in activities such as education and training and were also more likely to have used child care subsidies. Learn more about Washington’s work in this detailed profile released as part of our Cross-System Collaboration to Better Support Babies series.

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