Countable activities which can be used for meeting federal work participation:


1.    Unsubsidized Employment

2.    Subsidized Private-sector Employment

3.    Subsidized Public-sector Employment

4.    Work Experience

5.    On-the-Job Training (OJT)

6.    Job search and Job Readiness (see core and non-core activities for federal limits).   

7.    Community Service programs

8.    Vocational Education (see core and non-core activities for federal limits).

9.    Job Skills Training Directly Related to Employment

10.  Providing Child Care Services to an Individual Who is Participating in a Community Service Program

11.  Education Directly Related to Employment 

12.  Satisfactory Attendance – Secondary School


To qualify under one of the federal countable activities, an activity must meet specific guidelines and be approved by the federal TANF agency.  For example, Workplace Essentials is a curriculum related to the soft-skills needed to succeed in the workplace and has been approved through Iowa's Work Verification Plan as an appropriate activity under the federal category of Job Search/Job Readiness.

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