How to Send a Formal Submission

Please send an electronic copy of any formal submission to the Division of State Systems (DSS) director and the analyst assigned to your state or tribe. In addition, a copy of any submissions should be sent to the appropriate Children’s Bureau Regional Office Program Manager. The electronic submission should include a scanned copy of the cover letter signed by an individual authorized to submit APDs and procurement documents to the federal government. A paper copy of your submission is not required unless specifically requested by staff from the Children’s Bureau. 

While not required, you may send a formal submission to DSS by U.S. Postal Service or alternative couriers (e.g., UPS, FedEx). A copy of all submissions also should be sent to the appropriate Children’s Bureau Regional Office Program Manager. ACF Regional Offices serve as the first point of contact for program information and assistance for states and tribes operating child welfare programs.

Submissions sent to the Division via the U.S. Postal Service should be addressed as follows:

JooYeun Chang
Associate Commissioner
Children's Bureau
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024

Attn:
Mr. Terry Watt, Director
Division of State Systems
Room 8136, 1250 Maryland Avenue SW

Submissions sent to the Division via alternative couriers (FedEx, UPS, etc.) should be addressed as follows:

JooYeun Chang
Associate Commissioner
Children's Bureau
8th Floor
1250 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20024

Attn:
Mr. Terry Watt, Director
Division of State Systems
Room 8136

As the Portals Office Building at 1250 Maryland Avenue is a privately owned building, there may not be anyone available to receive a Saturday delivery.

Multiple Operational Division Submissions
Submissions that request Federal financial participation from multiple operational divisions within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services should be addressed as follows:

Robert Noonan
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration
Administration for Children and Families
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20447

Attn:
Mr. James Blackie
State Systems Coordinator for HHS


Last Reviewed: June 12, 2015