The TANF Emergency Fund and Domestic Violence
Please join us for an audio conference organized by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), and the Western Center on Law and Poverty.
This call is open to Los Angeles area domestic violence advocates and allied attorneys who want to learn how TANF Emergency Funds, created under the Recovery Act, can be used to maintain and expand services and benefits for victims and survivors of domestic violence. The audio conference will include opportunities to hear how other states are using Emergency Funds, strategize around advocating for and accessing these funds on a local level, and raise other key questions and concerns.
This audio conference is supported with funding to the Family Violence Prevention Fund from The California Endowment and to NRCDV from the Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA) Program, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Opening/Introduction: Anne Menard, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
- Overview of TANF Emergency Fund and HHS Guidance regarding DV services: Elizabeth Lower-Basch, CLASP
- Los Angeles County TANF Activities and other DV support services: Phil Ansell, Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services at PhilAnsell@dpss.lacounty.gov
- Policy and Advocacy Opportunities: Kim McCoy Wade, Western Center on Law and Poverty
- Q&A Session
Conference Call Materials
- The TANF Emergency Fund and Domestic Violence (PowerPoint)
- The TANF Emergency Fund: A new Resource for Domestic Violence Programs
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Instruction
- Letter from US Senator, Diane Feinstein (signed on to John Kerry letter with 21 Senators)
- Letter from US Senator, Barbara Boxer
- Gavin Newsom, SF Mayor (D) and Don Knabe, LA Supervisor (R) in Huffington Post
- Jean Ross, CBP op-ed in Fresno Bee
- Model Letter for CA (on TANF and FMAP, note)
- Coalition Letter on Jobs Bill/TANF/FAMP