A "Tribal TANF and CCDF Guide to Financial Management, Grants Administration, and Program Accountability" was developed in conjunction with a special Tribal Cluster Training, "Collaboration and Accountability as Foundations for Success," held in Portland, Oregon on August 24-25, 2004. This Tribal Cluster Training is jointly sponsored by the Office of Family Assistance (OFA), which administers the Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, and the Office of Child Care (OCC), which administers the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program.
Recognizing that the TANF and CCDF programs have a number of cross-cutting issues, this Guide focuses on general program administration and accountability issues that are common to the Tribal TANF and CCDF programs, including basic grants management and financial management principles, audits, and procurement and Federal property requirements. TANF and CCDF specific information is highlighted throughout the Guide.
By working collaboratively across the TANF and CCDF programs, Tribes have the opportunity to provide enhanced services to Indian families as they move along the path toward social and economic self-sufficiency.