Building Better Programs

Nebraska’s Employment First Program

Nebraska’s Employment First (EF) program allows parents who receive TANF cash assistance to pursue education and training that improves their ability to secure employment and long-term economic success. Employment First is funded through Aid to Dependent Children (ADC), Nebraska’s state TANF program. Nebraska has allowed ADC recipients to meet their work requirements through postsecondary education since TANF was created. In recent years, the state has added adult basic education, GED classes, and English as Second Language classes as state-countable activities, recognizing that many ADC recipients may not be ready to take college classes.

CLASP – TANF Education and Training: Nebraska Employment First