TANF-ACF-PI-2020-05 (Renewed Form ACF-202, Caseload Reduction Report)

Publication Date: November 30, 2020


State and territorial agencies (hereafter, states) administering or supervising an approved Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program and other interested parties.


Renewed Form ACF-202, Caseload Reduction Report.


Section 407(b)(3) of the Social Security Act, 45 CFR 261.40 et seq.


To transmit the renewed form ACF-202 and instructions for completing that form, which states must use to report caseload reduction information for fiscal year 2018 and thereafter.


Section 407(b)(3) of the Social Security Act requires us to reduce a state’s required work participation rate for a fiscal year by the state’s caseload reduction credit for that fiscal year. The caseload reduction credit gives a state credit for reducing its caseload between a base year and a comparison year.

States submit data for the calculation of their caseload reduction credit by completing form ACF202. Office of Management and Budget approval for the use of the ACF-202 expired on August 31, 2020. The form has now been renewed until November 30, 2023. We made only minor changes to the instructions to update the dates in some examples and updated a date limitation in a formula in the Excel workbook.


Caseload Reduction Reports for FY 2021 are due by December 31, 2020.


Form ACF-202 and instructions for completing form ACF-202, with updated expiration date.


Please make any inquiries to the ACF TANF Program Manager in your region.


Clarence H. Carter
Office of Family Assistance

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