Integrating TANF and WIA Into a Single Workforce System: An Analysis of Legal Issues

(February 12, 2004)

By Mark Greenberg, Emil Parker, Abbey Frank

A number of states and localities want to promote improved coordination or integration of workforce development efforts under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).  This analysis identifies and analyzes legal issues presented by integrating TANF and WIA. This paper was written as part of a collaborative effort between the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, CLASP, and the Hudson Institute.