Blending and Braiding Your TANF Initiative (BBYT) (2)

Funding:

The Colorado Department of Human Service’s Colorado Works Division is funding the BBYT Initiative with a grant from the Statewide Strategic Use Fund.

Description:

The Blending and Braiding Your TANF Initiative (BBYT) is an opportunity for local communities to collaborate and learn to use multiple funding streams to support evidence-based and best practice services, while maintaining the transparency and accountability required by Temporary Assistance for Need Family (TANF)’s outcome-focused funding stream.

Goals & Activities:

  • Research federal and state eligibility requirements and regulations to clarify what uses of TANF funds are permitted and how to maintain compliance while using TANF funds;
  • Work with 6 demonstration counties to provide technical assistance to create individualized, Colorado Works Division approved braiding plans with TANF and one or more additional funding streams to serve low income families; and
  • Develop concrete tools and provide statewide training to prepare any interested county to fully use their TANF dollars and braid them with other relevant funding streams.

BBYT Partners:

  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, where the project director is housed;
  • The Colorado Systems of Care Collaborative, as the advisory group;
  • The Family Resource Center Association, family advocacy organizations, and local counties to provide insight, expertise, and implementation opportunities;
  • The Center for Systems Integration, to provide staff support and fiscal coordination expertise; and
  • The Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment is the fiscal agent
CFPHE

Contact Information:

  • Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment
  • 1385 South Colorado Blvd, Suite A622
  • Denver, CO 80222
  • Phone: 303-910-4682
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