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  • Tribal TANF Plan Guidance

    Tribal TANF Plan guidance provides instructions to tribes and consortia interested in starting a Tribal TANF program.
  • TANF-ACF-PI-2020-02 (Questions and answers about Tribal TANF and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic)

    As a consequence of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the United States is experiencing a nationwide emergency, implicating both public health and the economy. Secretary Azar declared a nationwide public health emergency on January 31, 2020, and President Trump declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020. The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) has heard from several grantees expressing concerns about the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the Tribal TANF program and is fielding many questions about how Tribal TANF can help support people affected by it. Its top priority is the public health and safety of all those operating its programs and receiving its services. Increased need in many tribal nations for basic assistance and other financial benefits may arise as a result of the pandemic. With that in mind, this program instruction (PI) builds on TANF-ACF-PI-2020-01 (Questions and answers about TANF and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic), found at, which addressed questions and answers about how state and tribal grantees might use TANF to help those in need and TANF’s administrative flexibilities for both states and tribes. This program instruction addresses frequently asked questions about the flexibilities available to tribes and the requirements for providing non-recurrent, short-term (NRST) benefits to those in need as a result of COVID-19.
  • Marriage Penalties in Means-Tested Tax and Transfer Programs

    An important report published by ACF’s Office of Family Assistance sheds light on the impact of “marriage penalties” in means-tested programs. 
  • Tribal TANF - Child Welfare (TTCW) Grant Solutions Grantee manual

    Information on the Grant Solutions manual.
  • Tribal TANF -Child Welfare (TTCW) Carryover Balance Amendment Requests

    For TTCW grantees who wish to apply for carryover funds, the process has been outlined to support grantees with grant solutions submission expectations. If you have additional questions, please contact your Program Specialist.
  • TTCW Budget Modification Guidance

    Information for grantees on how to modify their budgets.
  • TTCW Instructions-Change the Principal Investigator/Project Director

    For TTCW grantees who have a change in the Project Director, an amendment must be submitted requesting approval for the individual being selected. Please utilize the attached instructions to submit a change in PI/PD amendment in . If you have additional questions, please contact your Program Specialist.
  • TANF-ACF-PI-2013-02 (Reporting on TANF Work Measures after Enactment of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA))

    The purpose of this Program Instruction is to request that states submit data necessary to calculate the work measures previously reported under the High Performance Bonus (HPB) and advise them of the submission timetable for FY 2013.  The previous PIs requesting this information and providing the relevant submission timetable are set forth in the reference section above.
  • Navigating TANF and WIA to Build Health Profession Career Pathways - A Guide for HPOG Programs

    This report is designed to help programs funded under HPOG understand the policies, constraints, and pressures affecting key partners. It describes key differences between Federal welfare, workforce, and education programs, with a focus on performance accountability, and provides essential information about these programs that HPOG-funded organizations should have as they approach their partner agencies.
  • Tribal TANF - Archives

    LInk to older archives.