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News Releases 2003 - 2002

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2003 News Releases

January
DHS To Administer Summer Food Program

March
TennCare Enrollees Get 'Second Chance'

April
PUBLIC HEARING and Policy Advisory Council Meeting Scheduled for State’s Proposed Weatherization Assistance Funding Application

The Department of Humans Services Says “ADIOS” to Hispanic Cultural Gap

June
Public Hearing Scheduled for the State's Proposed Child Care and Development Fund Plan for Fiscal Year 2004-2005

13 Tennessee Counties Recognized for Excellence in Food Stamp Program

DHS Helps More Families Put Food on the Table -
Tennesseans Now Have New Tool to Find Out if They Qualify for Benefits

Tennessee Child Care Business Services Leadership Conference 2003

July
Medicare Misrepresentation Fraud Alert for East Tennessee

Replacement Food Stamps Benefits Approved

Sluggish National Economy Forces More Tennesseans to Seek Public Assistance - DHS Faces Projected Budget Shortfall in Families First Program

Families First in Numbers, Updated with Information from June 2003

Caseload Statistics June 2002-June 2003

DHS Proposed Plan to Close the Gap

August
Food Stamp Assistance to Help Additional Shelby County Residents

State Child Support OFficials Crack Down on Non-Paying Parents

Public Meeting of the State Advisory Board of the Tennessee Rehabilitation Centers

Governor Proclaims September as Deaf Awareness Month

September
How to Run a Quality Child Care Operation

DHS Announces Changes in Child Support Calculation Model

DHS Awarded $9.6 Million in Bonus Payment for Families First Success

Governor Proclaims October as Disability Employment Awareness Month

DHS Awarded Another $1.6 million in Bonus Payments for Families First Success

October
DHS Child Support Division Awarded Grant to Help Non-custodial Parents Find Work

How To Run A Quality Child Care Operation

November
DHS Helps Thousands of Children Receive Healthy Meals - Summer Food Service Program Among Best in Southeast

December
Families First Federal TANF Report Available for Viewing Public - Comment Period Runs for Ten Days

Tennessee Rehabilitation Center Holds December Graduation

Child Support Collections Up in November - More Tennessee Children Receiving Support

Tennessee Rehabilitation Center Graduates Overcome Barriers to Achieve Independence

More Tennessee Families Relying on Public Assistance to Put Food on the Table - Food Stamp Participation On the Rise


2002 News Releases

January
Families First and Food Stamp Fraud

Star Quality, Report Card Programs Report Early Success

February
DHS Presents Families First Employers of the Year

March
Public Hearing Scheduled for State's Proposed Weatherization Assistance Program

April
Van Safety Rodeo

Toll-Free Number available for Child Care Complaints

May
Video Release as Part of Older Americans Month

Benefit Fraud

June
State Rehabilitation Council meeting Thursday, July 11, 2002 (Rescheduled- see July)

July
State Rehabilitation Council meeting Thursday, July 18, 2002

August
DHS Begins Revoking Licenses of Delinquent Parents

New Executive Director for the Tennessee. Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

September
Hearings Scheduled for Child Care Transportation Rules

Seminars Will Cover ABC's of Starting and Operating Child Care Program

New Requirements in Effect for Child Care Transportation

October
Governor Proclaims October as Disability Employment and Assistive Technology Awareness Month

DHS Offering Extended Hours and Other Accommodations During Tenncare Re-Determination Process

Notice of Rulemaking Hearings

November
DHS Internal Investigation Results in Arrest of Former Employee

December
Families First Caseload Reduction Report Available for Viewing

Report Card and Star-Quality Program Enjoys successful First Year

DHS Names Families First Employers of the Year