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This document provides answers to common questions concerning the CCWIS final rule.


April 23, 2014

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance on a new review instrument for state and tribal automated child welfare information systems (S/TACWIS). State and tribes are asked to reach out to your Division of State Systems (DSS) federal analyst to obtain the SRI.


February 25, 2014

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides guidance for direction-setting and decisions regarding child welfare reporting mandated by title IV-E and the potential acquisition of tribal child welfare information systems.


June 11, 2013

This Program Instruction (PI) provides information for states and tribes who request FFP for costs associated with an automated data processing project covering one or more of the human services programs established by the Social Security Act. This addresses the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software applications by these agencies, including purchased, leased and hosted proprietary software products and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.


August 1, 2012

This Information Memorandum (IM) requests information for Locate Services, Referrals, and Electronic Interface between Child Welfare and Child Support Information Systems.

This document provides guidelines to federal and state personnel about conducting Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) assessment reviews.


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.


July 6, 2011

This Information Memorandum (IM) describes contractual terms and conditions and their potential impact on Information Technology (IT) equipment and services procurements by states and tribes.


July 5, 2011

This Program Instruction (PI) provides information to States and Tribes regarding changes to the regulations at 45 CFR Part 95 related to the Advance Planning Document (APD) process used to obtain approval of Federal financial participation (FFP) for acquiring automated data processing equipment and services.


January 7, 2011

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance for implementing recent changes to the Title IV-E foster care eligibility re-determination policy in a Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) environment and the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Fostering Connections) (Public Law (P.L.) 110-351).