September/October 2011Vol. 12, No. 7New! On the Children's Bureau Site
The Children's Bureau website carries information on child welfare programs, funding, monitoring, training and technical assistance, laws, statistics, research, Federal reporting, and much more. The "New on Site" section includes grant announcements, policy announcements, agency information, and recently released publications.
Recent additions to the site include:
- The 2011 T&TA Directory: This lists all 31 members of the Children's Bureau's T&TA Network and provides brief descriptions.
- Title IV-E Guardianship Assistance: This is a description of the title IV-E Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP), which is a formula grant that helps States and Tribes that opt to provide guardianship assistance payments for the care of children by relatives.
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/programs_fund/state_tribal/guardianship_assist.pdf (44 KB)
- ACYF-CB-PI-11-07: This Program Instruction (PI) provides information to States and Tribes regarding changes to the regulations at 45 CFR Part 95 related to the Advance Planning Document (APD) process used to obtain approval of Federal financial participation for acquiring automated data processing equipment and services.
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/laws_policies/policy/pi/2011/pi1107.pdf (249 KB)
- ACYF-CB-PI-11-08: This PI defines what the Children's Bureau expects a title IV-E agency to provide in its APD when requesting a waiver to use a commercial-off-the-shelf software product designed for the title IV-E or title IV-B programs.
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/laws_policies/policy/pi/2011/pi1108.pdf (68 KB)
- ACYF-CB-IM-11-04: This Information Memorandum (IM) describes contract terms and conditions and their potential impact on a State's or Tribe's (agency) procurement activities and identifies Federal contract provisions required in all procurement documents funded through one or more of the programs identified in the APD regulations at 45 CFR Part 95 Subpart F.
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/laws_policies/policy/im/2011/im1104.pdf (99 KB)
Visit the Children's Bureau website often to see what's new!