Open Comment Period – OCSE Stafford Act Flexibilities Request Form


Publication Date: November 10, 2020



DATE: November 10, 2020

TO: State and Tribal IV-D Directors

SUBJECT: Open Comment Period — OCSE Stafford Act Flexibilities Request Form

ATTACHMENT: Open Comment OCSE Stafford Act Flexibilities Form

Dear Colleague:

In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families seeks approval of a standardized request form to collect information from state and tribal IV-D child support agencies requesting administrative flexibilities under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5191 (the “Stafford Act”), due to the COVID-19 pandemic. States and tribes may use this form to make requests as described in OCSE’s Dear Colleague Letter 20-04: Flexibilities for State and Tribal Child Support Agencies during COVID-19.

A notice for public comment was published in the Federal Register, page 70634, Volume 85, Number 215 Visit disclaimer page , on November 5, 2020.

Send your comments to When commenting, please reference the title of the collection: OCSE Stafford Act Flexibilities Request Form for DCL-20-04. We will consider comments received by January 4, 2021.


Scott M. Lekan
Acting Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

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