ARRA ? Emergency Contingency Fund for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) State Program

This funding was to provide economic stimulus to the nation while furthering the ACF mission to promote the economic and social well being of children, youth, families, and communities.

The objective of the program was to provide up to $5 billion for jurisdictions (States, Territories, and Tribes)
in fiscal year (FY) 2009 and FY 2010 that had an increase in assistance caseloads and/or certain types of expenditures.

This Emergency Fund was in addition to the TANF Contingency Fund in section 403(b) of the Act that gives money to qualifying States (but not Territories or Tribes) during an economic downturn.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - None.

Region I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT): Carol Monteiro, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Boston Regional Office, JFK Building, Rm.

2000, Boston, MA 02203.

Telephone: (617) 565-2462. Region II (NJ, NY): Frank Ceruto, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, New York Regional Office, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 4114, New York, NY 10278.

Telephone: (212) 264-2890, ext.

133. Region III (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV): Eileen Friedman, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Philadelphia Regional Office, 150 S.

Independence Mall West, Suite 864, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-3499.

Telephone: (215) 861-4058. Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN): LaMonica Shelton, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Atlanta Regional Office, 61 Forsyth Street, Suite 4M60, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8909.

Telephone: (404) 562-2938. Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI): Thomas Schindler, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Chicago Regional Office, 233 N.

Michigan Ave.

- Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60601.

Telephone: (312) 886-9540. Region VI (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX): Larry Brendel, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Dallas Regional Office, 1301 Young Street, Room 945, Dallas, TX 75202.

Telephone: (214) 767-6236. Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE): Gary Allen, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Kansas City Regional Office, Rm.

349, 601 E 12 St., Kansas City, MO 64106.

Telephone: (816) 426-2236. Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) Kisha Russell, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Denver Regional Office, Byron G.

Rogers Federal Office Building, 1961 Stout Street, Ninth Floor, Denver, CO 80294.

Telephone: (303) 844-1483. Region IX (AZ, CA, HI, NV): Julie Fong, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, San Francisco Regional Office, 90 7th Street, Ninth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Telephone: (415) 437-7579. Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA): Frank Shields, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Seattle Regional Office, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1500, M/S 71, Seattle, WA 98104.

Telephone (206) 615-2569.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Human Services, Illinois Department Of $ 203,948,768   2009-10-012010-09-30
Human Services, Rhode Island Dept Of $ 7,867,769   2009-10-012010-09-30
De St Department Of Health & Social Services $ 3,950,049   2009-10-012010-09-30
Hoopa Valley Tribal Council $ 398,159   2009-10-012010-09-30
Health And Human Services Commission, Texas $ 66,597,518   2009-10-012010-09-30
Confederated Tribes Of Siletz Indians, The $ 124,401   2009-10-012010-09-30
Health And Human Services, New Hampshire Dept Of $ 6,632,395   2009-10-012010-09-30
Alaska, State Of $ 2,165,851   2009-10-012010-09-30
Job & Family Services, Ohio Department Of $ 155,582,869   2009-10-012010-09-30
Kansas Department For Children And Families $ 23,200,470   2009-10-012010-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Emergency Fund grants are Federal TANF funds.

Jurisdictions must use these funds in accordance with section 404 of the Act.

This does not include authority to transfer emergency funds to either the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) or the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) because that transfer authority is limited to grants made under section 403(a) of the Act.

Emergency funds are available until expended. Jurisdictions may carry over emergency funds for use in a succeeding fiscal year as authorized under section 404(e) of the Act, i.e., the funds are available until expended.

Section 403(c)(5) of the Act imposes a cumulative cap on the amount of emergency funding that a jurisdiction can receive for the two-year period.

The capped amount consists of the cumulative combined grants from the existing Contingency Fund (section 403(b)) and the Emergency Fund (section 403(c)) and the total of the two cannot exceed 50 percent of the jurisdiction?s annual Federal TANF family assistance grant. The same financial and programmatic rules pertaining to the appropriate use of the jurisdiction?s Federal TANF block grant funds also apply when using the emergency funds.

This also means that all TANF requirements, including work participation requirements and time limits, apply to families receiving assistance with emergency funds exactly as they do to families receiving other Federal TANF-funded assistance.

See above.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

None.

Beneficiary Eligibility

None.

Credentials/Documentation

Federal funds go to the State, Territory, or Tribal TANF agencies. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Funding was available in fiscal years 2009 and 2010 for jurisdictions that were eligible by having an increase in assistance caseloads or certain types of expenditures.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Jurisdictions had to submit applications by September 1, 2010.

Award Procedures

Requests for emergency funds approved by HHS were distributed quarterly.

Deadlines

Sep 01, 2010 Initial requests were submitted by September 1, 2010, for qualifying expenditures made in fiscal years 2009 and 2010, with updates to data allowed until September 30, 2011.

Authorization

TANF Emergency Fund, Recovery Act, Title IV, Part A, Section 2101, Public Law 111-5, 42 U.S.C 603(c).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Review and evaluation of applications has been a priority and we acted upon them within an ?as soon as possible? timeframe.

Appeals

Jurisdictions facing an adverse action by the Secretary of HHS may appeal under both administrative and judicial procedures.

Renewals

Funding for the program ended September 30, 2010.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Jurisdictions were awarded their emergency fund grants as applications were approved. They may reserve grant moneys, without fiscal year limitation. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Jurisdictions have to submit information on caseloads and expenditures.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Audits shall be conducted by the Inspector General and the jurisdictions under Chapter 75 of Title 31, United States Code.

Records

Jurisdictions must maintain records containing information the Secretary may require by regulation. Information submitted in support of a request for Emergency Funds will be tested for reliability and accuracy. Accordingly, jurisdictions are expected, as required by the federal regulations at 45 CFR 75.361, to maintain pertinent documentation related to caseload and expenditure data used to support the request for funds, be able to link the information to the relevant reporting and accounting system, and make such information available in a clear and understandable form that can be validated by an auditor.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1523-0-1-506 - TAFS: 75-0910-1523.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - Up to $5 billion was available in FY 2009 and 2010. Funding is no longer provided for this program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The range for ARRA actual allocations for FY 2014 was $608,842 to $3,328,006 with an average of $1,857,757.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Program rules for State programs can be found at 45 CFR Parts 260 through 265. Tribal rules can be found at 45 CFR Part 286. Guidance for the submittal of applications for the Emergency Fund, was accomplished through issuance of a Policy Announcement and Program Instruction, including reporting forms approved under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Region I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT): Carol Monteiro, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Boston Regional Office, JFK Building, Rm. 2000, Boston, MA 02203. Telephone: (617) 565-2462. Region II (NJ, NY): Frank Ceruto, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, New York Regional Office, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 4114, New York, NY 10278. Telephone: (212) 264-2890, ext. 133. Region III (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV): Eileen Friedman, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Philadelphia Regional Office, 150 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 864, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-3499. Telephone: (215) 861-4058. Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN): LaMonica Shelton, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Atlanta Regional Office, 61 Forsyth Street, Suite 4M60, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8909. Telephone: (404) 562-2938. Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI): Thomas Schindler, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Chicago Regional Office, 233 N. Michigan Ave. - Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 886-9540. Region VI (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX): Larry Brendel, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Dallas Regional Office, 1301 Young Street, Room 945, Dallas, TX 75202. Telephone: (214) 767-6236. Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE): Gary Allen, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Kansas City Regional Office, Rm. 349, 601 E 12 St., Kansas City, MO 64106. Telephone: (816) 426-2236. Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) Kisha Russell, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Denver Regional Office, Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building, 1961 Stout Street, Ninth Floor, Denver, CO 80294. Telephone: (303) 844-1483. Region IX (AZ, CA, HI, NV): Julie Fong, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, San Francisco Regional Office, 90 7th Street, Ninth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. Telephone: (415) 437-7579. Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA): Frank Shields, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Seattle Regional Office, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1500, M/S 71, Seattle, WA 98104. Telephone (206) 615-2569.

Headquarters Office

Susan Golonka Office of the Director, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 330 C Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Susan.Golonka@acf.hhs.gov Phone: 202-401-4731 Fax: 202-205-5887

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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