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  • ACF-CB-PI-10-12
    This program instruction covers the Fiscal Year 2011 Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) rates affecting programs under IV-E of the Social Security Act.
  • ACF-CB-PI-10-11
    The purpose of this Program Instruction (PI) is to provide title IV-E agencies comprehensive information on the provisions of titles IV-B and IV-E as a result of the amendments made by the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, P.L. 110-351. In addition to providing new guidance on the option for a title IV-E agency to extend assistance for the foster care maintenance, adoption assistance, and/or kinship guardianship programs to an eligible youth age 18 and older up to age 21, this instruction provides additional guidance on the other provisions of P.L. 110-351 and the flexibilities afforded to a title IV-E agency in complying with the law. This instruction also provides instruction on changes to the titles IV-B/IV-E plan requirements as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).
  • ACYF-CB-PI-09-10
    Establishes new criteria associated with the delinking of Adoption Assistance eligibility AFDC eligibility requirements, phased in over time beginning in FY 2010. In FY 2010 beginning with children aged 16 years and older, eligibility for Adoption Assista
  • ACF-CB-IM-09-03
    Extends the Adoption Incentive Program through FY 2013, updates the "base year" used to measure increases to FY 2007, doubles incentive payment amounts for special needs and older child adoptions and creates a "highest ever" foster child adoption rate pay
  • Adoption Incentives Program Grantees 2009
    States that received 2009 Incentive Awards
  • Adoption Incentives Program Grantees 2010
    States that received 2010 Incentive Awards
  • ACF-CB-PI-09-08
    Provides a revised Title IV-E plan pre-print that incorporatesthe statutory provisions made by Public Law 110-351 which are effective through fiscal year 2010.