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IM-19-02

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on revised AFCARS data elements
April 19, 2019

This Information Memorandum informs title IV-E agencies that the Children’s Bureau published a NPRM to revise the AFCARS data elements in the Federal Register on April 19, 2019 (84 FR 16572 Visit disclaimer page ).

IM-18-03

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Final Rule regarding implementation of the Dec. 2016 final rule and Intent to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
August 21, 2018

This Information Memorandum (IM) informs title IV-E agencies of the Children’s Bureau’s intent to publish a NPRM to revise the AFCARS data points. This IM also informs title IV-E agencies of the final rule regarding implementation of the December 2016 AFCARS final rule and briefly summarizes public comments received in response to the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2018 (83 FR 11449).

IM-18-01

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
March 16, 2018

This Information Memorandum (IM) informs title IV-E agencies of the ANPRM (published on March 15, 2018 and 83 FR 11449) and the NPRM regarding implementation of the December 2016 AFCARS final rule (published on March 15, 2018 and 83 FR 11450).

IM-17-01

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) final rule
January 10, 2017

This Information Memorandum informs state and tribal title IV-E agencies about the publication of the AFCARS final rule.

IM-16-01

Notice of Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking for collecting and reporting additional data elements related to the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 in the AFCARS
April 8, 2016

This Information Memorandum (IM) informs state title IV-E agencies and tribes about the publication of the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rule Making (SNPRM) and where to submit comments.

IM-15-01

February 25, 2015

This Information Memorandum (IM) informs state and tribal title IV-E agencies about the publication of the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) and where to submit comments.

IM-14-03

October 23, 2014

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides information on New Legislation - Public Law 113-183, the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.

IM-04-06

April 8, 2004

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides information on the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System Frequency Utility and Technical Bulletin #12.

IM-04-04

February 17, 2004

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides information on The Adoption Promotion Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-145).

IM-02-05

April 22, 2002

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides information on AFCARS Assessment Reviews.