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This Information Memorandum (IM) urges all state and tribal title IV-E agencies, courts, administrative offices of the courts, and Court Improvement Programs to work together to ensure that parents, children and youth, and child welfare agencies, receive high quality legal representation at all stages of child welfare proceedings, and to maximize allowable title IV-E administrative reimbursement for children who are candidates for title IV-E foster care or who are in title IV-E foster care and their parent(s) in foster care legal proceedings.

PI-00-01

February 10, 2000

This Program Instruction (PI) sets forth the requirements for recipients of Community-Based Family Resource and Support Grant awards for fiscal year 2000, and provides instructions to the States on the Community-Based Family Resource and Support Grant applications.

This template is suggested to guide title IV-E agencies on developing a Program Improvement Plan (PIP) in response to findings of their title IV-E foster care eligibility review (IV-E review).

IM-16-03

Executive’s Guide to CCWIS
August 8, 2016

This Information Memorandum (IM) informs state and tribal IV-E agencies about the publication of the Executive’s Guide to CCWIS.

PI-17-06

Availability of Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 funds under the Community-Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect program
April 25, 2017

The purpose of this Program Instruction (PI) is to: (1) set forth the requirements for recipients of Community-Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect awards for FFY 2017; and (2) provide guidance and instructions for the preparation and submission of the application.

PI-11-06

April 28, 2011

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction to states on the June 30, 2011 submission of the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) required under Title IV-B of the Social Security Act (the Act) for the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services (CWS) and Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) Programs, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) State Grant Program; and the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) and the Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program; and 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, CFCIP, and ETV.

PI-11-05

April 6, 2011

This Program Instruction (PI) provides information on the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 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 Public Law (P.L.) 111-320.

IM-11-06

October 6, 2011

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides information on the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Public Law (Pub. L.) 112-34).

IM-11-01

January 31, 2011

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides instruction on the Child Welfare and Head Start Partnerships: Partnering with Families Involved in Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.

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.