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This Program Instruction (PI) notifies States of the new policy and procedures regarding the collection of funds resulting from penalties being assessed due to a State’s substantial failure to meet the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) standards and requirements in 45 CFR 1355.40.

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.

PI-04-02

February 2, 2004

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction to Tribes on the June 30, 2004 submission of: (1) the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) Final Report required for title IV-B of the Social Security Act (the Act); (2) the fiscal years (FYs) 2005 - 2009 Child and Family Services Plan for Child Welfare Services and Promoting Safe and Stable Families Programs, and (3) the CFS-101, Parts I and II, Annual Budget Request and Annual Summary of Child and Family Services.

PI-20-13

Summary of requirements for the State Annual Progress and Services Report to the Child and Family Services Plan for Title IV-B, Chafee and Education and Training Vouchers Programs and the CFS-101 forms.
December 17, 2020

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 2022 (subject to the availability of appropriations) authorized under title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, section 106 of CAPTA, Chafee and ETV programs.

PI-95-09

May 25, 1995

This Program Instruction (PI) clarifies program instruction on methods of extracting data for submission to the federal adoption and foster care analysis and reporting system (AFCARS).

PI-07-05

February 28, 2007

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction to states on the June 30, 2007 submission of the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) required under Title IV-B of the Social Security Act (the Act), the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), and the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP), including the ETV program; the submission of 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, Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) and Education and Training Vouchers (ETV).

PI-05-04

April 29, 2005

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction to states on the June 30, 2005 submission of the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) required under Title IV-B of the Social Security Act (the Act), the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), and the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP), including the Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) program; and the CFS-101, Parts I and II, Annual Budget Request and Annual Summary of Child and Family Services.

PI-19-02

Summary of the actions required in completion and submission of (1) the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) Final Report and CAPTA Update FYs 2015-2019, (2) the CFSP for FYs 2020-2024, and (3) the CFS-101, Parts I, II, and III.
February 26, 2019

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) 2020 (subject to the availability of appropriations) authorized under title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, section 106 of CAPTA, Chafee and ETV programs.

PI-04-01

February 2, 2004

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction to state on the June 30, 2004 submission of: (1) the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) Final Report; (2) the fiscal years (FYs) 2005-2009 Child and Family Services Plan for Child Welfare Services and Promoting Safe and Stable Families Programs, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment State Plan; and the Foster Care Independence and the Education and Training Vouchers Programs; and (3) the CFS-101, Parts I and II, Annual Budget Request and Annual Summary of Child and Family Services.

PI-17-01

National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Reviews
January 13, 2017

This Program Instruction (PI) notifies states of the Children's Bureau's implementation of the NYTD Review process and shares the Guide to the NYTD Review.