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PI-14-05

April 23, 2014

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance on a new review instrument for state and tribal automated child welfare information systems (S/TACWIS). State and tribes are asked to reach out to your Division of State Systems (DSS) federal analyst to obtain the SRI.

ACF-OA-PI-13-01

June 11, 2013

This Program Instruction (PI) provides information for states and tribes who request FFP for costs associated with an automated data processing project covering one or more of the human services programs established by the Social Security Act. This addresses the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software applications by these agencies, including purchased, leased and hosted proprietary software products and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.

PI-11-08

July 7, 2011

This Program Instruction (PI) provides information to States and Tribes concerning changes regarding the APD waiver process within the Federal regulations at 45 CFR 95, and offers guidance when requesting a waiver to use a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software product designed for the Title IV-E or Title IV-B programs.

PI-11-07

July 5, 2011

This Program Instruction (PI) provides information to States and Tribes regarding changes to the regulations at 45 CFR Part 95 related to the Advance Planning Document (APD) process used to obtain approval of Federal financial participation (FFP) for acquiring automated data processing equipment and services.

PI-11-01

January 7, 2011

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance for implementing recent changes to the Title IV-E foster care eligibility re-determination policy in a Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) environment and the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Fostering Connections) (Public Law (P.L.) 110-351).

PI-10-14

November 23, 2010

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance for approval of a new form for reporting quarterly financial information on the title IV-E Foster Care, Adoption Assistance and Guardianship Assistance Programs.

PI-10-05

April 8, 2010

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidelines for conducting pilots in a Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) environment.

PI-10-04

April 2, 2010

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction on National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) reporting in a statewide automated child welfare information system (SACWIS) environment.

PI-09-11

September 17, 2009

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance on the Federal Information Technology Policy – Conditions for Federal financial participation (FFP) for Tribal Automated Information Technology Projects including Tribal Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information Systems (SACWIS).

PI-09-01

January 9, 2009

This program insturction provides information on the utilization of SACWIS by private providers that deliver Child Welfare Case Management Services under contract to a Title IV-B/IV-E agency.