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This Program Instruction (PI) provides State, Territorial, and Tribal title IV-E agencies with the renewed form and instructions approved by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for reporting quarterly financial information on the title IV-E Foster Care, Adoption Assistance, Guardianship Assistance, Kinship Navigator and Prevention Services Programs, as well as annual reporting data for Adoption Savings.

This Information Memorandum (IM) highlights the importance of civil legal advocacy in advancing child and family well-being; addressing the social determinants of health; enhancing community resiliency; and to strongly encourage state, territorial, and tribal human services entities to work together to support access to civil legal advocacy.

PI-20-12

Instructions for State Courts on Submitting New Five-Year Strategic Plan for FY 2022 – 2026 and Applying for Court Improvement Program (CIP) Funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022
December 17, 2020

The purpose of this Program Instruction is to set forth the eligibility requirements and grant application procedures for the basic, data and training CIP grants for FY 2022, including the development of a new five-year strategic plan, and to provide guidance on the requirements for state courts to continuously assess and improve the handling of court proceedings related to child welfare and enhance collaboration with title IV-B/IV-E agencies and tribes.

This notice from the Federal Register announces the allotment percentage for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 for each state under the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program authorized by title IV-B, subpart 1 of the Social Security Act (the Act). The allotment percentages are one of the factors used in the computation of the federal grants awarded under the program. The law requires the Department of Health and Human Services to publish the allotment percentages every two years.

This letter from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families provides guidance to child welfare leaders about recent and upcoming policies regarding educational stability for children in foster care.

This notice from the Federal Register announces the opportunity for public comment on the policy interpretation of section 106(b)(2)(B)(x) articulated in question 2.1A.4 #8 of the Child Welfare Policy Manual (CWPM), which concerns the public disclosure of findings or information about a case of child abuse or neglect which results in a child fatality or near fatality.

This notice from the Federal Register announces the opportunity for public comment on the suspension and termination policies for the title IV-E adoption assistance program, articulated in the Child Welfare Policy Manual. It similarly announces the opportunity to provide public comment about any other policy areas of concern relating to the title IV-E adoption assistance program.

This webpage provides information about child welfare Federal Register announcements, information memoranda, technical bulletins, and other policy documents regarding the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs).

OISM-ACF-IM-93-4

October 6, 1993

This Information Memorandum (IM) transmits a revised Feasibility, Alternatives, and Cost/Benefit Analysis Guide, which is designed to assist States in meeting the requirements of 45 CFR Part 95, Subpart F.