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The Native Employment Works (NEW) program was created by amendments made to section 412(a)(2) of the Social Security Act by Public Law 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA).  The federal regulations for the NEW program are found at 45 CFR Part 287.

To provide guidance on submission of program, financial, and audit reports covering the NEW program, and to inform grantees about the new requirement to use Standard Form 425 (Federal Financial Report), rather than Standard Form 269A (Financial Status Report – Short Form), starting with their NEW financial reports for 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2011, which are due by 9/30/2011.

To provide guidance on submission of program, financial, and audit reports covering the NEW program, and to transmit the revised NEW program report form and instructions and the financial status report form and instructions.

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.