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HHS Guidance Submissions

On October 9, 2019, the President issued Executive Order (EO) 13891 entitled Promoting the Rule of Law through Improved Agency Guidance Documents (84 FR 55235). The EO requires HHS to establish a single, searchable, indexed database that contains links to all of HHS's guidance documents currently in effect. Guidance documents come in a variety of formats, including interpretive memoranda, policy statements, manuals, bulletins, advisories, and more.

On August 20, 2020, HHS published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to issue regulations governing the agency's release and maintenance of guidance documents. See 85 FR 51396. These regulations should, if finalized, help to ensure that the public receives appropriate notice of new guidance and that the Department's guidance does not impose obligations on regulated parties that are not already reflected in duly enacted statutes or regulations lawfully promulgated under them. HHS has issued a Request for Information soliciting comments relating to the Department's current compliance with Executive Order 13891, and in particular, seeks specific feedback about potential opportunities to improve and ensure the Department's compliance with, and best practices relating to, the legal obligations governing the appropriate issuance of guidance. Comments are due on October 12, 2020 and should be submitted electronically to GuidanceRFI@hhs.gov.

DISCLAIMER: The contents of this database lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law (including Medicare Advantage Rate Announcements and Advance Notices) or as specifically incorporated into a contract.  The Department may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on the guidance repository, except to establish historical facts.

HHS Guidance

Title Subtitle OpDiv/StaffDiv Guidance Status Issue Date
Administration on Children, Youth and Families: Family and Youth Services Bureau Mandatory Programs Guidance and Terms and Conditions for FYSB Mandatory Program Grantees Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
Administration on Children, Youth and Families: Family and Youth Services Bureau - Personal Responsibility Education Program Guidance and Terms and Conditions for Personal Responsibility Education Program Grantees Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
Administration on Children, Youth and Families: Family and Youth Services Bureau - Family Violence Prevention Services - States and Tribes Program Guidance and Terms and Conditions for State and Tribe Program Grantees Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
Administration on Children, Youth and Families: Family and Youth Services Bureau - Family Violence Prevention Services - State Domestic Violence Coalitions Guidance and Terms and Conditions for State Domestic Violence Coalition Grantees Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
Administration on Children, Youth and Families: Children's Bureau - Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program - Disaster Relief Guidance and Terms and Conditions for Disaster Relief Funding for Grantees under the Child Welfare Services Program Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
Administration on Children, Youth and Families: State Court Improvement Program - Basic, Data and/or Training Guidance and Terms and Conditions for State Court Improvement Program - Basic, Data and/or Training Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
Administration on Children, Youth and Families: Children's Bureau - John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood Guidance and Terms and Conditions for John H. Chafee Foster Care Program Grantees Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
Administration on Children, Youth and Families: Children's Bureau - Education and Training Vouchers Program Guidance and Terms and Conditions for Education and Training Vouchers Program Grantees Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
Administration on Children, Youth and Families: Children's Bureau - Community Based Child Abuse Prevention Guidance and Terms and Conditions for Community Based Child Abuse Prevention Grantees Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
Administration on Children, Youth and Families: Children's Bureau - Children's Justice Act Program Guidance and Terms and Conditions for Children's Justice Act Program Grantees Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
This Guidance Portal contains 29551 documents.