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This is the index page for the Transmission File Layouts and Edits for the TANF Data Reporting System.

This PI explains how a state may count up to 12 weeks of job search and job readiness assistance per fiscal year  and provides the criteria under which it may qualify as a "needy state."

This Program Instruction requests October 2010 caseload data for the number of foster children supported with public funds and the number of children in families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) payments in excess of the poverty income level

This Program Instruction informs States of the approval of ACF-196 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the requirement for States to use the form.

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.

To set forth revised standard procedures for resolving disagreements over state-submitted caseload and expenditure data used to establish the amount of a TFAG. This issuance supersedes and rescinds the original PI on this topic (see TANF-ACF-PI-2003-04 dated May 5, 2003). A new PI is necessary because of a reorganization of the Office of Family Assistance and the need to clarify certain aspects of the process.

This Program Instruction (PI) notifies States, the District of Columbia and the Territories (hereinafter collectively referred to as “States”) to use the Online Data Collection (OLDC) system to enter the required TANF and MOE annual report information.

This Program Instruction explains the new form ACF-202 and instructions for completing that form, which States must use to report caseload reduction information for fiscal year 2009 and thereafter.

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

Questions and Answers:  TANF Data Report (TDR) – Section One