Ops Memo 2011-46: TAFDC – Employment Services Program (ESP) Reinstatement of Referrals
Operations Memo 2011-30 advised TAO staff that no referrals to Employment Services Program (ESP) funded activities could be made at any TAO. Due to the Fiscal Year ’12 budget reduction in the Employment Services Program, the Department is reducing the funding for ESP vendors providing Competitive Integrated Employment Services (CIES) activities. Additionally, the only CIES components being funded are: Employment Training and Education (Model 2) and Employment Supports (Model 3).
This Operations Memo advises TAO staff that effective immediately, referrals to certain Employment Services Program (ESP) funded activities can resume. Referrals can still be made to non-ESP funded activities and to community service sites to help clients meet their work program requirement.