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TANF-ACF-PI-2011-09 (Renewed Form ACF-202, Caseload Reduction Report)

Published: November 21, 2011
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Data Collection and Reporting, Caseload Reduction Credit, TANF Caseload
Program Instructions (PI)
Form ACF-202


State agencies administering or supervising an approved Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program and other interested parties.


Renewed Form ACF-202, Caseload Reduction Report.


Section 407(b)(3) of the Social Security Act, 45 CFR 261.40 et seq.


To transmit the renewed form ACF-202 and instructions for completing that form, which States must use to report caseload reduction information for fiscal year 2009 and thereafter.


Section 407(b)(3) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), requires us to reduce a State’s required work participation rate for a fiscal year by the State’s caseload reduction credit for that fiscal year. The caseload reduction credit gives a State credit for reducing its caseload between a base year and a comparison year.

States submit data for the calculation of their caseload reduction credit by completing form ACF-202. Office of Management and Budget approval for the use of the ACF-202 expired on April 30, 2011. The form has now been renewed without change until July 31, 2014. ACTION: Caseload Reduction Reports for FY 2012 are due by December 31, 2011.


Form ACF-202 and instructions for completing form ACF-202, with updated expiration date.


Inquiries should be made to the appropriate ACF TANF Regional Program Manager.


Earl S. Johnson
Office of Family Assistance

Last Reviewed: October 29, 2015