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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.


August 13, 1982

This Program Regulation (PR) implements final fiscal regulation - P.L. 96-272.


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).

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


June 27, 1994

This Program Instruction (PI) provides information on the court improvement program; funding for State courts to assess and improve handling of proceedings relating to foster care and adoption; Instructions for applying for fiscal years (FY) 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998 funds.


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).


May 10, 2002

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction to States on the June 30, 2002 submission of the Annual Progress and Services Report required under title IV-B of the Social Security Act (the Act), the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, and the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program; and the CFS-101, Annual Budget Request and Annual Summary of Child and Family Services.


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)


November 23, 2010

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


March 24, 2009

This Program Instruction provides Title IV-E Form ACF-IV-E-1 Interim Financial Reporting Instructions - Foster Care, Adoption Assistance and Guardianship Assistance Programs.