Vice President for Family Income Support Policy
Today, we continue our countdown to the end of the TANF Emergency Fund, which has provided 250,000 Americans with subsidized jobs in the private and public sectors but will expire September 30 — despite continuing high unemployment — unless Congress acts. The fund has enabled formerly unemployed workers to earn a weekly paycheck so they can pay their bills and care for their families. It also has given them an opportunity to gain more work experience and build new skills that will help them find permanent employment as the economy recovers. Here are two examples:
On Monday, I’ll discuss what will happen to states’ jobs programs when the Emergency Fund expires.