December 7, 2021
William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower Nashville Room 312 Rosa L Parks Blvd Nashville, TN 37243
The Families First Community Advisory Board will hold its monthly meeting on December 7, 2021. The majority of the meeting will occur in the executive session and be closed to the public. The meeting livestream will be available from 10:00 am - 10:15 am during the public portion of the meeting. View Online: https://dgs.streamingvideo.tn.gov/Mediasite/Play/929d3052b3a44c69b794cc55ed1551f01d Organizations who applied for planning grants can expect notification within a week of the meeting.
Created by the 2021 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Opportunity Act (TOA), the Families First Community Advisory Board brings together a combination of representatives from state agencies, local government, private and nonprofit organizations, business and industry, faith-based organizations, regional Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) partners, and current or former Families first/TANF customers. Board members are appointed by Speakers of both the House and Senate, and State leadership. The Board is united in their mission to transform the way Tennessee delivers supportive services to families in need. As part of the TANF Opportunity Act, the Board will direct grants and other support to community organizations that demonstrate a shared vision for Transforming Tennessee. Grants will be approved for those community organizations that develop innovative program plans with a strong likelihood of success. A successful program will be built around two key goals: 1) increasing the individual capacity of families receiving services; and 2) decreasing the dependency of those families on state provided support.