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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).
  • ACF-CB-PI-10-10
    The President signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) on March 23, 2010. The law amended three sections of titles IV-B and IV-E of the Act to ensure that children receiving independent living services and/or education and training vouchers and those who are aging out of foster care have information and education about the importance of having a health care power of attorney or health care proxy and to provide the youth with the option to execute such a document.
  • ACF-CB-PI-10-10 Attachment A
    Attachment A for ACF-CB-PI-10-10
  • ACF-CB-PI-10-10 Attachment B
    Attachment B for ACF-CB-PI-10-10
  • ACF-CB-PI-09-07
    Provides guidance to Tribes on actions they are required to take for the June 30, 2009 submission of the Title IV-B Plan among other provisions
  • ACF-CB-PI-09-06
    Proivdes guidance to States, Territories, and Insular Areas on actions they are required to take for June 30, 2009 submission of Title IV-B plan among other provisions.
  • 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.