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The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) invites you to the 2017 Linking TANF Families to Employment and Economic Opportunities Meeting, which brings together TANF administrators, stakeholders, and leaders to discuss the current successes and challenges facing TANF programs. The event provides attendees with opportunities to interact with peers, hear from researchers and experts in the field, and share promising practices with the common goal of improving TANF programming to benefit families in need.

Sponsored Attendees

OFA will sponsor two state representatives, which will include payment for airfare, hotel accommodations, per diem, and reimbursement for ground transportation. If you are sponsored, an event administrator will contact you on or around June 30. Some travel restrictions may apply.

Joint Session with State Directors and Tribal TANF Leaders

If your state has a tribe, please attend the joint session on Wednesday, August 16 for an afternoon meeting with Tribal TANF leaders held from 1:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Attire

Casual business attire is appropriate at the 2017 Linking TANF Families to Employment and Economic Opportunities Meeting; however, since outdoor August temperatures in Washington, D.C. are likely to be very hot and meeting room temperatures can vary, we recommend that you wear layers and bring a jacket or sweater.

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Schedule Summary

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Sunday, August 13

Arrivals and Check-in/Registration Open 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, August 14

Registration 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
APHSA/NASTA and OFA Pre-Meetings 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Lunch on Your Own 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Welcome Plenary Session 1:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Strengthening Work – Peer InfoSessions 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Regional TANF TA Sessions 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, August 15

Recap and Synthesis of Day One 8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Plenary 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Listening and State Sharing Session with ACF Leadership 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
The Doctor’s In Breakout Sessions 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Concurrent Workshops 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Concurrent Workshops 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Participant Identified TableTalks 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 16

Concurrent Workshops 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Plenary 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Closing Remarks 11:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Lunch on Your Own 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Joint Session with State Directors and Tribal TANF Leaders 1:00 – 4:45 p.m.