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TANF-ACF-PI-1996-02 (Maintenance of Effort Requirements)

Published: December 6, 1996
Audience:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Topics:
Data Collection and Reporting, Maintenance of Effort (MOE)
Types:
Program Instructions (PI)
Tags:
Data Collection and Reporting Requirements, State Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE)

To:

State Agencies Administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program and Other Interested Parties

Subject:

Maintenance of Effort Requirements

References:

Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Public Law 104-193

Background:

PL.lO4-l93 replaces the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program (Including Emergency Assistance) and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program and establishes a maintenance of effort requirement for state expenditures in the new program.

Policy:

The attached guidance explains the maintenance of effort requirements for State expenditures under the TANF program, outlines statutory penalties for failure to meet those requirements, and specifies State-by-State maintenance of effort expenditure levels.

/s/

Lavinia Limon
Director
Office of Family Assistance