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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.

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.

FY 2011 Tribal Application Plan Procedures for CCDF Grantees

Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2011-01
May 23, 2011

Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2011-01: Guidance for completing and submitting the Tribal Plan Preprint (ACF-118-A)  for the CCDF program for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 biennium.

FY 2011 Tribal Application Plan Procedures for CCDF Grantees

Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2010-04
June 21, 2010

Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2010-04: FY 2011 Tribal Application Plan Procedures for CCDF Grantees

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

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.

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 (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.

Program Instruction: CCDF-ACF-PI-2014-02

Consolidating CCDF Under a 102-477 Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Plan 2015
June 2, 2014

This PI provides information on the procedures to consolidate the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program with other employment and training funding sources under a Pub.L. 102-477 Plan.

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.