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Tribal TANF Data Coding Instructions

Published: January 3, 2018
Audience:
Tribal TANF
Topics:
Data Collection and Reporting, Caseload data, Recipient data, Work Participation Rates, TANF Guidance
Types:
Data Document, Program Instructions (PI)
Tags:
Data Collection and Reporting Requirements

Data collection by Tribal TANF grantees is required under Section 412(h) of the  Social Security Act. The regulations implementing this section state:

(a) Section 412 of the Act makes section 411 regarding data collection and reporting applicable to Tribal TANF programs. This section of the regulations explains how we will collect the information required by section 411 of the Act and information to implement section 412(c) (work participation requirements).

(b) Each Tribe must collect monthly and file quarterly data on individuals and families as follows:

(1) Disaggregated data collection and reporting requirements in this part apply to families receiving assistance and families no longer receiving assistance under the Tribal TANF program; and

(2) Aggregated data collection and reporting requirements in this part apply to families receiving, families applying for, and families no longer receiving assistance under theTribal TANF program.

(c) Each Tribe must file in its quarterly TANF Data Report and in the quarterly TANF Financial Report the specified data elements.

(d) Each Tribe must also submit an annual report that contains specified information.

(e) Each Tribe must submit the necessary reports by the specified due dates.

 

The instruction, "CODING INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRIBAL TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES PROGRAMS (TRIBAL TANF)" addresses each data point that Tribal TANF grantees (both individual tribes and consortia) are required to report upon. 

 

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Coding Instructions for Tribal TANF Programs (PDF 47 pages).

Last Reviewed: January 3, 2018