The targeted assistance program (TAP) provides employment services and employability services to refugees for the first five years from their entry date. The policies and procedures outlined in this rule apply to county agencies that receive a TAP allocation pursuant to rule 5101:9-6-16.1 of the Administrative Code.
(A) The requirements for county agencies receiving a TAP allocation pursuant to rule 5101:9-6-16.1 of the Administrative Code are the same as the requirements for the refugee social services program(RSSP) outlined in rules 5101:1-2-40.2 to 5101:1-2-40.4 of the Administrative Code, with the exception of the priority order for services.
(B) Services under the TAP program must be available to refugees for whom fewer than five years have passed since their entry date in the following order of priority:
(1) Cash assistance recipients, particularly long-term recipients.
(2) Unemployed refugees who are not receiving cash assistance.
(3) Employed refugees in need of services to retain employment or to attain economic independence.
(C) County agencies receiving a TAP allocation must describe how the TAP services will be designed to meet the priority order explained in paragraph (B)(2) of this rule in the county plan described in rule 5101:1-2-40.2 of the Administrative Code.