2016-17: Streamline Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE) Program

Budget Priority

Subsidized employment is a very promising strategy for moving people into the workforce and is available to counties under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

Counties partner with private employers, non-profit organizations, and local public agencies to match low-income parents with employers in the community and wages are partially subsidized while employers provide training and supervision. CWDA is pursuing statute to streamline the two CalWORKs subsidized employment programs, AB 98 and ESE, to reduce the administrative burden of two separate programs and to help maximize utilization of the programs.