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TANF-ACF-PI-2010-08 (Form ACF-4125, Children in Foster Homes and Children in Families Receiving Payments in Excess of the Poverty Income Level from a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act)

Published: October 25, 2010
Audience:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Topics:
Data Collection and Reporting, TANF Caseload
Types:
Program Instructions (PI)

TO:

State agencies administering child welfare and public assistance programs

SUBJECT:

Form ACF-4125, Children in Foster Homes and Children in Families Receiving Payments in Excess of the Poverty Income Level from a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act

REFERENCES:

Section 1124(c)(5) of Title I of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965," as amended by Public Law 103-382, the “Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994"; Section 110(j) of Public Law 104-193, the "Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996"; and Public Law 107-110, the “No Child Left Behind Act” PURPOSE:

To request October 2010 caseload data for the number of foster children supported with public funds and the number of children in families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) payments in excess of the poverty income level

BACKGROUND:

The Secretary of Health and Human Services must collect and transmit to the Secretary of Education the caseload data concerning the number of children who, in the month of October, were: (1) living in foster homes supported by public funds; or (2) receiving payments in excess of the poverty income level from a State TANF program. The data collected constitute a part of the formula used by the Department of Education to allocate school year 2010-2011 grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to meet the special educational needs of educationally deprived children.

Payments in excess of the poverty income level are public assistance payments that exceed the amounts listed below and that are made under the TANF program from Federal, State, and/or local funds.  The monthly poverty income level is derived from the The 2010 HHS Poverty Guidelines, a simplified version of the Federal Government’s statistical poverty thresholds issued by the Bureau of the Census.  For this report, the level is set at 1/12 of the annual poverty threshold for a non-farm family of four.  Applicable amounts for the October 2010 report are:

$1,837.50 for all 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia
$2,297.50 for Alaska
$2,113.33 for Hawaii

SUBMITTAL PROCEDURE:

Please ensure that the data provided include the name of the LEA [or county, if not available by LEA] and reporting code shown on the list.  Form ACF-4125 must be submitted by December 31, 2010, failure to do so will result in the loss of Title I funds.

Please submit this report to the Administration for Children and Families in Washington, DC, via regular mail, e-mail, or FAX (electronic submittal is preferred).  Addresses are provided in the Instructions.  In addition, please send one copy to the appropriate ACF Regional Office. 
Please include the contact information (name, telephone number and email address) of the person who compiled the report on the front page.

ATTACHMENTS:

Form ACF-4125 [OMB Number 0970-0004] and Instructions. All attachments and individual State workbooks are also available on the Office of Family Assistance’s Home Page: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/resource-library/search?area[2377]=....

INQUIRIES: 

If you have questions or need further information, please contact the Administration for Children and Families/Office of Family Assistance/Division of Data Collection and Analysis:

Holly Higgins
Phone: 202/401-5032
FAX:   202/401-5554
FAX:   202/205-5887
E-mail: holly.higgins@acf.hhs.gov
Mail:    370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW
          ACF/OFA, 5th Floor East
          Washington, DC  20447

OR

Yun Song
Phone: 202/401-5293
FAX:   202/401-5554
FAX:   202/205-5887
E-mail: yun.song@acf.hhs.gov
Mail:    370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW
          ACF/OFA, 5th Floor East
          Washington, DC  20447

 

/s/
Earl S. Johnson
Director
Office of Family Assistance

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