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To remind states of the February 22, 2014 deadline for submitting reports on its implementation of policies and practices to prevent assistance funded with TANF and maintenance-of-effort funds from being used in any electronic benefit transfer transaction in any liquor store; any casino, gambling casino, or gaming establishment; or any retail establishment which provides adult-oriented entertainment in which performers disrobe or perform in an unclothed state for entertainment.  This Program Instruction also reminds states about the state plan requirements and the deadline associated with updating TANF plans.

Provide an update to you concerning the status of funding for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and the discretionary, mandatory, and federal share of matching portions of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).

This Program Instruction clarifies to States that costs for charity care incurred by hospitals are not allowable TANF maintenance-of-effort (MOE) expenditures.

This Policy Announcement clarifies that third party cash or in-kind may count toward a State’s or Territory’s TANF maintenance-of-effort (MOE) requirement.

This program instruction clarifies the general rule for determining the start date of the 3-year record retention period provided under 45 CFR 92.42(c)(1) as it pertains to the State, Territorial, and Tribal Federal TANF awards, and MOE expenditures.

This Program Instruction informs States of TANF MOE levels which have been revised subsequent to the issuance of TANF-ACF-PI-96-2.

This Policy Announcement provides guidance in several areas of policy important to implementation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program

This Program Instruction explains the maintenance of effort requirements for State expenditures under the TANF program, outlines statutory penalties for failure to meet those requirements, and specifies State-by-State maintenance of effort expenditure levels.