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TANF-ACF-PI-2014-04 (Renewed Form ACF-202, Caseload Reduction Report)

Published: October 20, 2014
Audience:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Topics:
Data Collection and Reporting, Caseload Reduction Credit
Types:
Data Document, Program Instructions (PI)
Tags:
Renewed Form ACF-202, Caseload Reduction Report

TO:

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

SUBJECT:

Renewed Form ACF-202, Caseload Reduction Report. 

REFERENCES:

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

PURPOSE:

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 2015 and thereafter.

BACKGROUND:    

Section 407(b)(3) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), 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 ACF-202.  Office of Management and Budget approval for the use of the ACF-202 expired on July 31, 2014.  The form has now been renewed until September 30, 2017.  We made only minor changes to the instructions, to correct a typographical error on page 2 and to revise some text on page 4 to improve the clarity of the instructions.

ACTION:                  

Caseload Reduction Reports for FY 2015 are due by December 31, 2014.    

ATTACHMENTS:  

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

INQUIRIES:            

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

 

 

/s/

Susan Golonka
Acting Director
Office of Family Assistance

Last Reviewed: December 5, 2016