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TANF-ACF-PI-2011-04 (TANF Detailed Expenditure Form: ACF-196 Supplement (ACF-196 (SUP))

Published: February 14, 2011
Audience:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Topics:
Financial, Form ACF-196 Supplement
Types:
Program Instructions (PI)
Tags:
Program information, Reports

TO:

State and Territory agencies administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program.

SUBJECT:

TANF Detailed Expenditure Form: ACF-196 Supplement (ACF-196 (SUP)).

REFERENCE:

Public Law 111-291 and the Social Security Act.

PURPOSE:

To transmit the ACF-196 (SUP) Form and Instructions.

BACKGROUND:

Public Law 111-291 requires the collection of disaggregated financial expenditure data for funds that have been reported in the “other” (line 6m) and assistance and non-assistance “authorized solely under prior law” (lines 5d and 6l, respectively) categories on the ACF-196, the TANF Financial Report. The ACF-196 (SUP) consists of two parts. Part 1 requires States and Territories (henceforth, States) to report the detailed disaggregated financial expenditures that are listed as “other” or “authorized solely under prior law” on the ACF-196. Part 2 requires States to describe the activities within the subcategories listed in Part 1 of the form.

POLICY:

State agencies must collect this data for two time periods: March 1 – March 31, 2011, with a submission deadline of May 31, 2011 and April 1 - June 30, 2011, with a submission deadline of August 31, 2011.

Compliance is mandatory. Failure to submit either report may result in a penalty equal to 4 percent of the State Family Assistance Grant. Reasonable cause will be considered for a one-time, unexpected event, such as a widespread data system failure or a natural or man-made disaster.

ACTION:

State agencies must collect this data for two time periods: March 1 – March 31, 2011, with a submission deadline of May 31, 2011 and April 1 - June 30, 2011, with a submission deadline of August 31, 2011.

Compliance is mandatory. Failure to submit either report may result in a penalty equal to 4 percent of the State Family Assistance Grant. Reasonable cause will be considered for a one-time, unexpected event, such as a widespread data system failure or a natural or man-made disaster.

EFFECTIVE:

Immediately. INQUIRIES: Please direct inquiries to the TANF Program Manager in your Region.

 

/s/
Tony Hardy
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary
  for Administration

 

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