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TANF Reauthorization Information

With the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the TANF program has been reauthorized until the year 2010. New requirements on the work programs have been instituted through HHS interim final regulations. Below are some links of interest related to TANF reauthorization and Ohio's Implementation.

Ohio
State Work Verification Plans submitted to HHS for approval

January 1, 2015

January 1, 2012
January 27, 2012
August 21, 2008
August 14, 2007
June 29, 2007
February 2007
September 2006

Rules
CAMTL #34 Effective July 1, 2007
CAMTL #32 Effective December 29, 2006
CAMTL #29 Effective September 29, 2006

Family Stability Letters
Letter # 49 April 7, 2006
Letter #49A July 17, 2006
#49A Attachment A (Questions for Counties)
#49A Attachment B (Chart: Interim Final Regulations)
Letter #49B September 29, 2006
#49B Attachment A (CRIS-E changes)
#49B Attachment B (Notices)

Federal
Frequently Asked Questions:  Meeting the Needs of TANF Applicants and Beneficiaries under Federal Civil Rights Laws - Joint Letter from HHS Administration for Children and Families and Office of Civil Rights (December 12, 12007).
TANF Reauthorization Part of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
GAO Report
HHS Interim Final Regulations
Final TANF Reauthorization Final Rules - February 5, 2008
HHS State Work Verification Plan Guidance
August 2006 Original Guidance
December 2006 Further Guidance
April 2007 Guidance
June 2007 Memo
August 2007 Letter
 
Other
CBPP and CLASP Summary of TANF Work Provisions in the Budget Reconciliation Bill
CLASP Analysis of New Interim Final Rules
CBPP and CLASP:  Implementing Changes in the Deficit Reduction Act
APHSA and NGA Recommendations on TANF Reauthorization requirements