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This Program Instruction provides information to TANF agencies to clarify the appropriate application of 409(a)(7)(B)(i)(II)(aa) of the Social Security Act (the Act) and 45 CFR 263.5(b), commonly known as the “new spending test,” which limits a state’s ability to count state maintenance-of-effort (MOE) expenditures for certain programs that existed in fiscal year (FY) 1995 to the amount that exceeds the FY 1995 expenditures.

This PI reminds TANF jurisdictions that federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) funds cannot  be used to provide juvenile justice services.

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.

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

This Program Instruction provides guidance about Emergency Fund reporting final data and about final reconciliation procedures.

To respond to questions about the Contingency Fund, particularly with respect to depletion of the Fund before the end of a fiscal year.

The purpose of this Program Instruction is to update the policy regarding the eligibility of Iraqi and Afghan aliens granted special immigrant status for Federal TANF and State MOE public benefits, as a result of legislation.

This Program Instruction explains the revised form OFA-100 and instructions for requesting grants from the Emergency Fund.

To remind States of ways that Federal TANF funds (including TANF Emergency Fund awards issued as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) and State MOE funds can be used to assist individuals from eligible families in need of short-term mental health and substance use treatment services.

This Program Instruction informs Tribes of the approval of ACF-196T by the Office of Management and Budget.  All Tribal TANF Grantees must use the new form beginning with the fourth quarter of FY 2009.