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States' Accuracy of Reporting TANF Spending Information

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive block grants ($16.5 billion annually) to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the four purposes of the TANF program. States must report expenditures to ACF on a quarterly basis. Effective FY 2015, States will report actual transfers, expenditures, and unliquidated obligations (henceforth referred to as expenditures) made with each open grant year award during a fiscal year on form ACF-196R. Each quarterly report will reflect expenditures cumulative through that quarter for the fiscal year, resulting in a fourth quarter report that reflects actual expenditures made with the grant year award funds for the fiscal year. States will no longer report expenditures cumulative through the current reporting period. We will determine the accuracy of States''' reporting of TANF spending information using the new form ACF-196R.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
October 2017 Administration for Children and Families States' Accuracy of Reporting TANF Spending Information Office of Audit Services W-00-17-25100 2018, 2019

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