Secretaries' Innovation Group

Washington, DC Meeting November 2018

**To view power point presentations and supporting materials, click on underlined title.

White House and Washington post election agenda

   ​Did we win the War on Poverty?

     Richard Burkhauser, White House Council of Economic Advisors

    Executive Order Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility 


ACF and TANF​​

     Up … Not Off: Moving from Medicaid to Self-Sufficiency

    Steve Wagner, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children & Families 

     Clarence Carter, Director, Office of Family Assistance


Ways and Means

     H.R. 5861: Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS) for Success Bill Packet

     H.R. 5861: Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services  (JOBS) for Success Act of 2018 Helping More Americans Enter and     

    Remain in the Workforce Section by Section Summary

Competitive federal program launch SIPPRA

   Overview of $100mm SIPPRA Federal Funding Opportunity for State & Local Governments

     Kristel Kurtz,Third Sector

     Brian Beachkofski, Third Sector


Update on Marijuana Legalization

   The Current Landscape

     Garth VanMeter, Vice-President of Federal Affairs, SAM

When and how to fight spurious studies from the poverty industry


    Kansas Model for Welfare Reform

     Steve Greene, Kansas Department of Children and Families


Spend less on “mental health” and more on serious mental illness


     ​Insane Consequences

     DJ Jaffee, Executive Director, Mental Illness Policy Org. & Author


     How states Can Help Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) Get Treatment


     Where we Choose to Spend

   Remarks to the National Association of Medicaid Directors


Job Corps


    PPT forthcoming

     Tom Deuschle, Department of Labor​



    Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Program

     Gay Gilbert, Administrator, Unemployment Insurance, Department of Labor


Child Welfare


     Family First Prevention Services Act: Implementation Considerations

     Judge Jim Payne, PCG