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Diligent Recruitment of Families for Children in the Foster Care System: Challenges and Recommendations for Policy and Practice describes how child welfare agencies can improve diligent recruitment practices and services for resource families. It is based on grantee final reports and published research and presents activities undertaken by grantees, lessons learned, and suggestions for improvement.

This webpage includes the documentation from Tennessee's Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) assessment review for fiscal year 2013:

PI-13-06

December 5, 2013

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

This document presents a summary of federal child welfare legislation since 1974 that has had a significant impact on the field.

PI-11-09

December 9, 2011

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction on Title IV-E Plan Amendment – The Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Public Law (Pub. L.) 112-34).

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-11-02

February 1, 2011

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction on the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Public Law (P.L.) 111-312)

PI-10-13

November 23, 2010

This Program Instruction (PI) provides information on Tribal Title IV-E Program Cost Allocation Methodology Guidance.

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-10-11

July 9, 2010

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction on the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-351) Comprehensive Guidance, Titles IV-B and IV-E Plan Requirements, Title IV-E Plan Amendment – Definition of “Child”, Extension of Title IV-E Assistance, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law (P.L.) 111-148).