Improving Lives With Data


Data is everywhere in our modern world, but it is seldom harnessed to its fullest potential to improve programs and participant outcomes. Sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families, the TANF Data Innovation (TDI) project will support better analysis and integration of TANF data. TDI will fund pilots to support TANF agencies selected for operational data-driven projects.


How will training be offered?

Training will be offered in interactive and engaging formats:

  • Learning labs
  • Funded pilots
  • Micro-lectures
  • Peer-to-peer
  • Tools/templates
  • Case studies
  • Hands-on training
  • Code notebooks

What will the project do?

The project will provide three years of data-related training and technical assistance to TANF agencies on how to:  

  • Integrate TANF data
  • Ask the right questions
  • Visualize data
  • Understand caseloads
  • Improve targeting
  • Test improvements
  • Derive insights
  • Ease data reporting