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  Iowa Workforce Access
430 E Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Telephone: (515) 281- 9045
FAX: (515) 281- 9096
Email: access@iwd.iowa.gov


Targeted Populations

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Long-term TANF recipient member of a family that: 1) received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) payments for at least 18 consecutive months ending on the hiring date, or 2) received TANF payments for any 18 months beginning after August 5, 1997, and the earliest 18 month period ended during the past 2 years prior to the hiring date, or 3) whose family stopped being eligible for TANF payments because Federal or State law limited the maximum time those payments could be made, and the individual is hired not more than 2 years after such eligibility ended.

Other TANF recipient member of a family that received TANF payments for any 9 months during the 18-month period ending on the hiring date.

Veteran member of a family that received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (food stamps) for at least a 3-month period during the 15-month period ending on the hiring date, or a disabled veteran entitled to compensation for a service-connected disability hired within one year of discharge from active duty, or unemployed for a period totaling at least 6 months of the year ending on the hiring date.

18-39 Year-Old SNAP (food stamps) recipient member of a family that received SNAP benefits (food stamps) for either the 6-month period ending on the hiring date, or for at least 3 of the 5 months ending on the hiring date in the case of a family member who ceased to be eligible for such assistance under Section 6(o) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977.

18-39 Year-Old Designated Community resident - individual who lives within an Empowerment Zone (EZ), Renewal Community (RC), or Rural Renewal County (RRC).

Does not apply to Iowa--16-17 Year-Old Summer Youth individual who works for the employer between May 1 and September 15, and lives in an EZ or RC.

Vocational Rehabilitation referral disabled person referred to the employer upon completion of (or while receiving) rehabilitation services approved by the State, Ticket-to-Work Program, or the Dept of Veteran Affairs.

Ex-Felon individual convicted of a felony and hired within one year after the date of the conviction or release from prison.

SSI recipient individual who received Supplemental Security Income benefits for any month ending during the past 60-day period ending on the hiring date.

Does not apply to Iowa--Hurricane Katrina employee an individual who, on August 28, 2005, had a primary residence in the Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone (core disaster zone) and, during a 4-year period beginning on this date, is hired to perform services, principally, in the GO Zone. State certification does not apply to this group.


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For questions call:

Workforce Development Administrative Center
Heidi Wicks
1000 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 725-2810
Fax: (515) 725-2246




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