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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-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-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-18-05

Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Available for Developing, Enhancing or Evaluating Kinship Navigator Programs
May 4, 2018

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance to state, territorial and tribal title IV-E agencies on the actions required to apply for one-time funding to support the development, enhancement or evaluation of kinship navigator programs. These are federal fiscal year (FY) 2018 funds, provided as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, enacted March 23, 2018, and must be awarded before September 30, 2018.

PI-12-01

January 6, 2012

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance on data requirements for States related to reporting monthly caseworker visits under Title IV-B of the Social Security Act (the Act) as revised by the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act [Public Law (P.L. 112-34)], enacted September 30, 2011.

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-05-03

April 15, 2005

Availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Funds under the Community-Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect program created by title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act as amended by Pub. L. 108-36.

PI-09-02

February 18, 2009

This Program Instruction sets forth the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Children's Justice Act Grants to States under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

PI-06-06

August 23, 2006

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction on the Title IV-E State Plan Amendments – The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.

PI-04-05

April 7, 2004

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction on the availability of FY 2004 Children's Justice Act Grants to States under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.