45 CFR 261.20 - How will we hold a State accountable for achieving the work objectives of TANF?

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§ 261.20 How will we hold a State accountable for achieving the work objectives of TANF?

(a) Each State must meet two separate work participation rates in FY 2006 and thereafter, one - the two-parent rate based on how well it succeeds in helping work-eligible individuals in two-parent families find work activities described at § 261.30, the other - the overall rate based on how well it succeeds in finding those activities for work-eligible individuals in all the families that it serves.

(b) Each State must submit data, as specified at § 265.3 of this chapter, that allows us to measure its success in requiring work-eligible individuals to participate in work activities.

(c) If the data show that a State met both participation rates in a fiscal year, then the percentage of historic State expenditures that it must expend under TANF, pursuant to § 263.1 of this chapter, decreases from 80 percent to 75 percent for that fiscal year. This is also known as the State's TANF “maintenance-of-effort” (MOE) requirement.

(d) If the data show that a State did not meet a minimum work participation rate for a fiscal year, a State could be subject to a financial penalty.

(e) Before we impose a penalty, a State will have the opportunity to claim reasonable cause or enter into a corrective compliance plan, pursuant to §§ 262.5 and 262.6 of this chapter.

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Title 45 published on 2015-11-20

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 45 CFR Part 261 after this date.

  • 2016-01-20; vol. 81 # 12 - Wednesday, January 20, 2016
    1. 81 FR 3004 - Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Technical Amendments
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
      Interim final rule; technical amendments.
      Effective January 20, 2016. Implementation Date: For all non-Federal entities, there is a two-year grace period for implementation of the procurement standards in 45 CFR 75.326 through 75.335.
      42 CFR Parts 38, 50, 51, 51a, 51b, 51c, 51d, 52, 52a, 52b, 52c, 52d, 52e, 55a, 56, 57, 59, 59a, 62, 63a, 64, 65, 65a, 66, 67, 124, 136, 403, 417, 430, 433, 434, 435, 436, 438, 440, 441, 456, 457, and 1001