45 CFR 310.35 - Under what circumstances would emergency FFP be available for Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems?
(a)Conditions that must be met for emergency FFP. OCSE will consider waiving the approval requirements for acquisitions in emergency situations, such as natural or man-made disasters, upon receipt of a written request from the comprehensive Tribal IV-D agency. In order for OCSE to consider waiving the approval requirements in § 310.25 of this part, the following conditions must be met:
(1) The comprehensive Tribal IV-D agency must submit a written request to OCSE prior to the acquisition of any ADP equipment or services. The written request must be sent by registered mail and include:
(i) A brief description of the ADP equipment and/or services to be acquired and an estimate of their costs;
(ii) A brief description of the circumstances which resulted in the comprehensive Tribal IV-D agency's need to proceed prior to obtaining approval from OCSE; and
(iii) A description of the harm that will be caused if the comprehensive Tribal IV-D agency does not acquire immediately the ADP equipment and services.
(2) Upon receipt of the information, OCSE will, within 14 working days of receipt, take one of the following actions:
(i) Inform the comprehensive Tribal IV-D agency in writing that the request has been disapproved and the reason for disapproval; or
(ii) Inform the comprehensive Tribal IV-D agency in writing that OCSE recognizes that an emergency exists and that within 90 calendar days from the date of the initial written request under paragraph (a)(1) of this section the comprehensive Tribal IV-D agency must submit a formal request for approval which includes the information specified at § 310.25 of this title in order for the ADP equipment or services acquisition to be considered for OCSE's approval.
(b)Effective date of emergency FFP. If OCSE approves the request submitted under paragraph (a)(2) of this section, FFP will be available from the date the comprehensive Tribal IV-D agency acquires the ADP equipment and services.