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Policy issuances related to AFCARS as well as other resources, such as the Technical Bulletins.

Data Compliance Utility

September 3, 2012

The DCU contains the same data compliance checks as the federal AFCARS and creates a report showing if a title IV-E AFCARS file meets federal standards.

This webpage includes the documentation from Connecticut's Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) assessment review for fiscal year 2012:

This is a presentation that provides an overview of the AFCARS 2019 NPRM and where to submit comments.

This is a brief presentation on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) soliciting comments and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to provide an additional two fiscal years to comply with the AFCARS requirements in the December 2016 final rule that were published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2018.

Data Quality Utility

September 3, 2012

The DQU performs comprehensive checks on AFCARS data to help title IV-E agencies assess and improve data quality.

This is an overview presentation on the AFCARS final rule.

This webpage includes the documentation from Alabama's Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) assessment review for fiscal year 2011.

This technical bulletin provides title IV-E agencies with information on the standards an AFCARS data file must meet to comply with the provisions of the AFCARS regulations found at 45 CFR §1355.41— §1355.47.

This technical bulletin addresses how to extract data for the Out-of-Home Care and Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Files defined in AFCARS Technical Bulletin #21. Additionally, this document includes guidance on extracting corrected files (previously referred to as subsequent files) after the required AFCARS reporting periods.