ARRA TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) SUPPLEMENTAL GRANTS

These funds will help promote the economic and social well being of children, youth, families, and communities.

The objective of the program is to provide supplemental TANF funds for States with exceptionally high population growth in the early 1990s, historic (1994) welfare grants per poor person
lower than 35 percent of the national average, or a combination of above average population growth and below average historic welfare grants per poor person.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Region I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT):

Stanley Gardner, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Boston Regional Office, JFK Building, Rm.

2000, Boston, MA 02203.

Telephone: (617) 565-2454.

Region II (NJ, NY):

Joanne Krudys, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, New York Regional Office, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 4114, New York, NY 10278.

Telephone: (212) 264-2890, ext.

127.

Region III (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV):

Eileen Friedman, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Philadelphia Regional Office, 150 S.

Independence Mall West, Suite 864, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-3499.

Telephone: (215) 861-4058.

Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN):

Darrel McGhee, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Atlanta Regional Office, 61 Forsyth Street, Suite 4M60, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8909.

Telephone: (404) 562-2936.

Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI):

Steven Krasner, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Chicago Regional Office, 233 N.

Michigan Ave.

- Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60601.

Telephone: (312) 353-3265.

Region VI (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX):

Larry Brendel, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Dallas Regional Office, 1301 Young Street, Room 945, Dallas, TX 75202.

Telephone: (214) 767-6236.

Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE):

Gary Allen, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Kansas City Regional Office, Rm.

276, 601 E 12 St., Kansas City, MO 64106.

Telephone: (816) 426-2236.

Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)

Felicia Gaither, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Denver Regional Office, 1961 Stout Street, 9th Floor, Denver, CO 80294.

Telephone: (303) 844-1483.

Region IX (AZ, CA, HI, NV):

Dan Baker, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, San Francisco Regional Office, 90 7th Street, Ninth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Telephone: (415) 437-8450.

Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA):

Frank Shields, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Seattle Regional Office, 2201 Sixth Avenue, M/S 74, Seattle, WA 98121.

Telephone (206) 615-2569.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: Grants were authorized at $800 million over FY 1998 through FY 2001, and annual grants grew from $79 million in FY 1998 to $319 million in FY 2001. Congress froze supplemental funds at the $319 million annual level when it extended them for FY 2002 and subsequent years. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171), which extended most TANF grants through FY 2010, continued supplemental funds only through FY 2008. However, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, P.L. 110-275 extended supplemental funds through FY 2009. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 extends supplemental funding through FY 2010. The 17 States that qualify for supplemental funds are: Alabama ($11,093,254), Alaska ($6,887,803), Arizona ($23,924,877), Arkansas ($6,218,375), Colorado ($13,569,691), Florida ($60,405,668), Georgia ($37,283,228), Idaho ($3,498,046), Louisiana ($17,027,012), Mississippi ($9,035,674), Montana ($1,132,701), Nevada ($3,733,534), New Mexico ($6,553,104), North Carolina ($36,109,948), Tennessee ($21,565,141), Texas ($52,707,774), Utah ($8,704,396). Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Federal TANF Supplemental Grants are in addition to the State s annual Federal TANF block fund.

Thus, these funds are subject to the same uses and restrictions as the State s annual Federal TANF block grant (see CFDA 93.558 - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), and repeated below.

Each State designs and operates its own TANF program, and establishes the specific eligibility criteria that must be met to receive financial assistance payments or other types of benefits and services.

Each State has broad flexibility to use the grant funds in any manner that is reasonably calculated to accomplish a purpose of the TANF program (including providing low-income households with assistance in meeting home heating and cooling costs).

The purposes of the TANF program are to assist needy families to care for their children in their own homes; reduce dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage; prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies; and encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

A State may also use the funds in ways that had been authorized and allowable under its former approved Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS), and Emergency Assistance (EA) plans.

A State may also transfer a limited portion of its Federal TANF funds to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Programs.

No State may spend more than 15 percent of its Federal TANF funds on administrative costs, exclusive of certain computerization and information technology expenses.

See above.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Income Security/Social Service/Welfare

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Low Income

Credentials/Documentation

Federal funds go to the State (the grantee). States decide the objective eligibility criteria and verification required to determine eligibility and payment of TANF benefits. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

Supplemental Grants, like the annual Federal TANF block grant, are awarded in quarterly payments.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Supplemental Grants for Population Increases in Certain States, Recovery Act, Title IV, Part A, Section 2102, Public Law 111-5, 42 U.S.C 603(a)(3).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies by State (usually within 45 days).

Appeals

States must provide opportunities for recipients who have been adversely affected to be heard in a State administrative or appeal process.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Percent: 75.%. The TANF program, which includes the standard TANF block grant and the additional Supplemental Grants for 17 States, has an annual cost-sharing requirement known as "maintenance-of-effort" (MOE). This means that every fiscal year, each State receiving Federal TANF funds must spend an applicable percentage of its own money to help eligible families in ways that are consistent with the purposes of the TANF program. The applicable percentage depends on whether the State meets the minimum work participation rate requirements for that fiscal year. If the State does not meet the work participation rates, then it must spend 80 percent of the amount it spent for fiscal year 1994 on AFDC and AFDC-related programs. If the State meets the work participation rates, then the applicable percentage is 75 percent of the amount it spent for fiscal year 1994 on AFDC and AFDC-related programs. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

States are awarded Supplemental Grants in quarterly payments. Once awarded, the funds are available to the State until expended. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

States receiving the TANF block grant and Supplemental Grants must submit quarterly data reports on families receiving assistance.

States must also report expenditures of grant funds on a quarterly basis.

Expenditure data related to Supplemental Grants will be reported in a separate category on the quarterly TANF expenditure report for FY 2010.

Funded grantees must submit reports as required by Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. The TANF program (including the additional TANF supplement grants) is subject to the Single Audit Act under Chapter 75 of Title 31, United States Code. Each audit must be conducted by an independent auditor engaged by the State and conducted in accordanc

Records

States are subject to the uniform administrative requirements in 45 CFR Part 92. In particular, the regulations at 45 CFR 92.20 require that all grantees have a financial management system that can adequately trace expenditures to ensure that the funds have been used appropriately, and not in violation of any programmatic restrictions and prohibitions; and require that accounting records are supported by source documentation to support all expenditures. Also, the regulations at 45 CFR 92.42 and TANF Program Instruction TANF-ACF-PI-2003-1, dated January 28, 2003 (http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/policy/pi-ofa/2003/pi2003-1.PDF), address record retention and access requirements applicable to all financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical records, and other records of grantees or subgrantees.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1558-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 08 $319,450,000; FY 09 est $319,450,000; FY 10 est $319,450,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

State Supplemental Grants are from $1,132,701 to $60,405,668.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Final Rule was originally published in the Federal Register on April 12, 1999 (Vol. 64. No. 69). The TANF final rule implementing the statutory changes pursuant to Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-171), which reauthorized the TANF program through FY 2010, were published in the Federal Register on February 5, 2008 (Vol. 73, No. 24). The TANF regulations applicable to State TANF Programs are found in 45 CFR Parts 260 through 265.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Region I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT):

Stanley Gardner, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Boston Regional Office, JFK Building, Rm. 2000, Boston, MA 02203. Telephone: (617) 565-2454.

Region II (NJ, NY):

Joanne Krudys, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, New York Regional Office, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 4114, New York, NY 10278. Telephone: (212) 264-2890, ext. 127.

Region III (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV):

Eileen Friedman, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Philadelphia Regional Office, 150 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 864, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-3499. Telephone: (215) 861-4058.

Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN):

Darrel McGhee, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Atlanta Regional Office, 61 Forsyth Street, Suite 4M60, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8909. Telephone: (404) 562-2936.

Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI):

Steven Krasner, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Chicago Regional Office, 233 N. Michigan Ave. - Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 353-3265.

Region VI (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX):

Larry Brendel, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Dallas Regional Office, 1301 Young Street, Room 945, Dallas, TX 75202. Telephone: (214) 767-6236.

Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE):

Gary Allen, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Kansas City Regional Office, Rm. 276, 601 E 12 St., Kansas City, MO 64106. Telephone: (816) 426-2236.

Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)

Felicia Gaither, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Denver Regional Office, 1961 Stout Street, 9th Floor, Denver, CO 80294. Telephone: (303) 844-1483.

Region IX (AZ, CA, HI, NV):

Dan Baker, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, San Francisco Regional Office, 90 7th Street, Ninth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. Telephone: (415) 437-8450.

Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA):

Frank Shields, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Seattle Regional Office, 2201 Sixth Avenue, M/S 74, Seattle, WA 98121. Telephone (206) 615-2569.

Headquarters Office

Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Director, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 5th Floor, Aerospace Building, 370 L Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington 20447 Email: POC@DHS.gov Phone: (202) 401-9275

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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