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Public Sources of State's Share

AT-76-04

Published: February 19, 1976
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Funding, Federal Financial Participation (FFP)
Types:
Policy, Action Transmittals (AT)

ACTION TRANSMITTAL

OCSE-AT-76-04

February 19, 1976

TO:State Agencies Administering Child Support Enforcement Plans Approved Under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, State Administrators of Public Welfare Agencies and Other Interested Individuals

SUBJECT: Public Sources of State's Share

ATTACHMENT:Amendment which provides that child support enforcement expenditures made by another public agency, when certified to the State IV-D agency, may be used as the non-Federal share in claiming Federal reimbursement under title IV-D.

REGULATION REFERENCE: 45 CFR 304.30

EFFECTIVE: August 1, 1975

ACTION REQUIRED:Claim Federal reimbursement in accordance with the amended provision.

INQUIRIES TO : Acting Regional Directors, OCSE

Acting Director Office of Child Support Enforcement

CHAPTER III-OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT (CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE

PART 304-FEDERAL FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION

Public Sources of State's Share

Part 304 of Chapter III, Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended to provide that child support enforcement expenditures made by another public agency, when certified to the State IV-D agency, may be used as the non-Federal share in claiming Federal reimbursement under title IV-D.

Regulations published on June 26, 1975 (40 FR 27154) require the transfer of funds from other public agencies to the State IV-D agency when such funds are used as the non-Federal share in claiming Federal reimbursement in expenditures under title IV-D.

The Purpose of the amendment is to make unnecessary the often burdensome procedures required for transfer of funds. The revised regulation will continue to permit transferred funds to be used as the non-Federal share and will also allow certified expenditures made by other public agencies to constitute the non-Federal share of expenditures claimed for Federal reimbursement by the State IV-D agency.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

The basis of this regulation is the Department's belief that this change will promote proper and efficient administration of the Child Support Program.

Good cause exists to dispense with proposed rule making procedures. The regulation must be changed immediately to facilitate the claiming of Federal reimbursement for Child Support Enforcement in expenditures by public agencies other than the State IV-D agency.

However, any written comments, suggestions, or objections addressed to the Acting Director. Office of Child Support Enforcement. Department of Health, Education.and Welfare, P.0. Box 2382. Washington. D.C. 20013, and received on or before March 18. 1976, will be considered with a view to possible revision of this regulation.

Such comments will be available for public inspection in Room 5225 of the Department offices at 330 C Street, S.W. Washington, D.C.. beginning approximately two weeks after publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, on Monday through Friday Of each week from 8:30 am. to 5:00 p.m. (area code 202-245-0950 ).

Section 304.30 is revised to read as follows:

§304.30 Public sources of State's share.

(a) Public funds, other than those derived from private resources. used by the IV-D agency for its child support enforcement program may be considered as the State's share in claiming Federal reimbursement where such funds are :

(1) Appropriated directly to the IV-D agency; or

(2) Funds of another public agency which are: (i) Transferred to the IV-D agency and are under its administrative control: or

(ii) Certified by the contributing public agency as representing expenditures under the State's IV-D plan, subject to the limitations of this part.

(b) Public funds used by the IV-D agency for its child support enforcement program may not be considered as the State's share in claiming Federal reimbursement where such funds are :

(1) Federal funds, unless authorized by Federal law to be used to match other Federal funds :

(2) Used to match other Federal funds.

(Section 1102. 49 Stat. 647 (42 US.C. 1302) )

Effective date. The regulations in this section are effective on August 1. 1975.

Dated: December 3, 1975.

JOHN A. SVAHN,

Acting Director,

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Approved: February 10, 1976.

David Mathews, Secretary

[FR Doc.76-4502 Filed 2-13-76;8:45 am]

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