Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope. (PATH) Program - 431-3301-16

Description of Agency

PATH is a partnership between the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development’s Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to connect Michigan’s Family Independence Program (FIP) families with the kind of jobs, education, and training opportunities that will help them achieve self-sufficiency and meet the workforce and skill needs of Michigan businesses. WDA contracts with Michigan Works! Agencies to provide specialized services through PATH Program plans. These services include job search/job readiness, job skills training, community service programs, unsubsidized employment, subsidized public and private sector employment, and work experience programs. The PATH Program has two goals. One goal is to identify barriers and help FIP clients connect to the resources needed to obtain employment, ultimately leading the client toward self-sufficiency. The other goal of the PATH Program is to help Michigan reach the federally mandated 50% Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) work participation rate.

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the sufficiency of MDHHS’s and WDA’s efforts to evaluate PATH Program results.

  2. To assess MDHHS’s and WDA’s compliance with selected laws, regulations, and procedures governing the PATH Program.

  3. To assess the effectiveness of MDHHS’s and WDA’s efforts in monitoring select PATH Program payments.


Estimated Release Date: Late 2017

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