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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-2015-02 (Prohibition on use of federal TANF and State MOE funds for juvenile justice services) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2015-03 (Form ACF-4125, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2016-01(Reporting on TANF Work Measures after Enactment of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2016-02 (Additional guidance on adequate access provisions of 45 CFR Parts 264 and 265) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2016-03 (Form ACF-4125,  Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2016-04 (Guidance on the application of the “new spending test”) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2017-02 (Reporting on TANF Work Measures after Enactment of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2017-03 (Form ACF-196T Tribal TANF Financial Report Form) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2017-01, AMENDED (Guidance on State Family Assistance Grant (SFAG) Amounts for Fiscal Years (FY) 2017 and 2018) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2017-04 (Renewed Form ACF-202, Caseload Reduction Report) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final