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This Program Instruction informs Tribes of the approval of ACF-196T by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the requirement for Tribes to use the Form.

Until now the Office of Family Assistance (TANF Bureau) has made PIs, PAs, IMs, and other documents available in both hard copy and on the Internet.  In an effort to effectively utilize the technology available to us, reduce printing costs, and improve our distribution network, we are with this IM announcing a significant change in our procedures.

This Program Instruction addresses whether TANF funds can be used for pre-award costs for potential Tribal TANF grantees.

To provide guidance on certain statutory, regulatory, and other requirements that apply to Tribal TANF and NEW programs and funds that are included in demonstration projects under Public Law 102-477.

To provide guidance on certain statutory, regulatory, and other requirements that apply to Tribal TANF and NEW programs and funds that are included in demonstration projects under Public Law 102-477.
 

This program instruction (PI) explains the application of the regulations at 45 CFR Part 286 for determining the service area(s) and population that may be included in a Tribe's TANF plan.  Additionally, it clarifies policy relative to Letters of Intent (LI) from Tribal applicants and explains State, Tribal and Federal roles in the resolution of Tribal competition over the same service area.

To provide revised instructions to NEW program grantees on implementing section 404(e) of the Social Security Act, regarding effective date of carryover authority, uses of carryover funds, and submission of reports. As amended, section 404(e) permits NEW grantees to reserve and carry forward unobligated NEW fund balances without fiscal year limitation, for the purpose of providing assistance.

This Program Instruction establishes a standard procedure for resolving disagreements over state-submitted caseload and expenditure data used to establish the amount of a Tribal Family Assistance Grant.

TANF-ACF-PI-1998-02 (Interim Tribal TANF Data Report, Form ACF-343)

Approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Through 12/31/1998 (Control No. 0970-0176)
May 6, 1998

This Program Instructions provides Tribal grantees the uniform reporting procedures, generic sampling specifications, and file formats for the databases and transmission files for the Interim Tribal TANF Data Report.

This Program Instructions provides revised guidance to Indian tribes and Alaska Native organizations, regarding the effective date for the new grant program, when new grant awards will be issued, and how Tribal JOBS grantees will be funded in the interim period. This information supersedes the information provided in TANF-ACF-PI-96-1, dated September 16, 1996.