COMPREHENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (CCMEP) TANF
AND WIOA YOUTH PROGRAMS
THE COMPREHENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (CCMEP) TANF AND WIOA YOUTH PROGRAMS: Helping the emerging workforce prepare for and find meaningful employment is key to Ohio’s economic success, and to breaking the cycle of poverty for thousands of Ohioans.
To address this challenge, the state of Ohio has created new framework for serving low-income Ohioans ages 14 to 24, through an integrated intervention program that combines the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program. Designed to assist one of Ohio’s most vulnerable populations, this new way to work is titled the Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP).
CCMEP provides employment and training services to eligible, low-income individuals based on a comprehensive assessment of employment and training needs, as well as a basic skills assessment. Participants are provided services to support goals outlined in their individual opportunity plan, which may include support to obtain a high school diploma, job placement, work experience, and other supportive services such as child care and transportation.