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On October 9, 2019, the President issued Executive Order (EO) 13891 entitled Promoting the Rule of Law through Improved Agency Guidance Documents (84 FR 552350). 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. Please note, the contents of this database do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or HHS policies.

HHS Guidance Submissions

Title Subtitle OpDiv/StaffDiv Guidance Status
TANF-ACF-PI-2014-04 (Renewed Form ACF-202, Caseload Reduction Report) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2015-01 (Reporting on TANF Work Measures after Enactment of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA)) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-IM-2018-02 (State Work Participation Rates for FY 2017) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-IM-2016-01 (Work Participation Rates for FY 2013) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-IM-2014-02 (Work Participation Rates for FY 2011) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-IM-2013-02 (Work Participation Rates for FY 2010) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
Enhancing Family Stability: A Guide for Assessing Housing Status and Coordinating with Local Homelessness Programs for TANF Agencies Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2013-01 (OMB approved Form ACF-196 State TANF Financial Report Form) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2013-03 (Deadline for submitting state reports and updating state plans to reflect the TANF EBT requirements set forth in Section 4004 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-96)) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2014-01 (Reporting on TANF Work Measures after Enactment of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA)) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final