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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-2017-05 (Form ACF-199, TANF Data Report, and Form ACF-209, SSP-MOE Data Report Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2018-01 (Form ACF-4125 Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2018-02 (revises and supersedes TANF-ACF-PI 2005-03 Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2019-01 (Reimbursement obligations of sponsors of noncitizens and procedures for recovering TANF funds) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2019-02 (Form ACF-4125) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PI-2020-01 (Questions and answers about TANF and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-PA-2009-01 (The Emergency Fund for TANF Programs) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-IM-2019-01 (State Work Participation Rates for FY 2018) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-IM-2018-01(The use of TANF funds to promote employment programs for noncustodial parents) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final
TANF-ACF-IM-2017-02 (State Work Participation Rates for FY 2016) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Final