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IM-20-06

Foster Care as a Support to Families
April 29, 2020

This Information Memoranda (IM) provides information on best practices, resources, and recommendations for using foster care as a support for families in a way that mitigates the trauma of removal for the child and parents, expedites safe and successful reunification, and improves parent and child well-being outcomes. This Information Memorandum (IM) emphasizes the importance of state and tribal child welfare communities building and supporting relationships between resource families and parents to facilitate improved engagement of parents, promote timely reunification, build protective capacities in parents, and strengthen overall child and family well-being, while ensuring child safety.

This document provides background on AFCARS, the 2019 NPRM, and where to submit comments.

PI-19-04

Summary of actions required to complete and submit the (1) Final Report for FYs 2015-2019; (2) the new CFSP for FYs 2020- 2024; and (3) the CFS-101, Parts I, II, and III.
March 18, 2019

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance to Indian Tribes, Indian Tribal Organizations and Indian Tribal Consortia (hereafter “tribes,” unless otherwise noted) on actions they are required to take to receive their allotments for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 (subject to the availability of appropriations) authorized under title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, and Chafee and ETV programs.

PI-17-05

Summary of the actions required in completion and submission of (1) the third APSR update to the 2015-2019 CFSP, (2) the CAPTA Update, and (3) the CFS-101, Parts I, II, and III.
April 10, 2017

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance to states, territories, and insular areas (hereafter “states,” unless otherwise noted) on actions they are required to take to receive their allotments for federal fiscal year (FY)1 2018 (subject to the availability of appropriations) authorized under title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, section 106 of CAPTA, CFCIP and ETV programs.

This document provides background and overview of the final rule.

This document provides an overview of the SNPRM, where to submit comments, and key provisions of the SNPRM.

This document provides an overview of AFCARS, where to submit comments, and key provisions of the NPRM.

This guide helps title IV-E agencies prepare for an Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) assessment review. It includes technical assistance and tools to conduct a self-assessment of a title IV-E agency’s data collection system and guidance for developing a system that supports AFCARS data collection.

PI-11-06

April 28, 2011

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction to states on the June 30, 2011 submission of the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) required under Title IV-B of the Social Security Act (the Act) for the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services (CWS) and Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) Programs, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) State Grant Program; and the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) and the Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program; and the CFS-101, Part I, Annual Budget Request, Part II, Annual Summary of Child and Family Services, and Part III, Annual Expenditure Report—Title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, CFCIP, and ETV.