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April 15, 2020 - LIHEAP Updates

 

Agency News and Guidance

June 24, 2020 - ACL Announces Webinar on Engaging Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities via Technology

The webinar is July 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET and will focus on expanding options for virtual programming and service delivery.

June 23, 2020 - ACF Sends Child Welfare Letter to Address Concerns Regarding Terminating Parental Rights During the Pandemic, Service Delivery Interruptions, and Support to Adoptive Families

June 23, 2020 - ACF Posts Guidance on Child Welfare Services CARES Act Funding

The guidance provides information on allowable uses of funding and reporting requirements.

June 22, 2020 - ACF Releases COVID-19 FAQs on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program Flexibilities

June 22, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on Head Start Transportation Services During COVID-19

June 18, 2020 - ACF Provides Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Child Care Workforce and Families

June 16, 2020 - ACF Posts COVID-19 Legislation Guide for CCDF Administrators

The guide highlights programs that could address the needs of child care providers and child care workers.

June 12, 2020 - ACL Posts Independent Living CARES Act Annual Report Instructions and Instrument

June 9, 2020 - ACL Updates Guide for Administering Older Americans Act Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 8, 2020 - ACF Updates Summary of Child Care Waiver Approvals

June 5, 2020 - ACF Announces $750 Million in Head Start Allocations from CARES Act

The funds will be released on a rolling basis throughout June.

June 5, 2020 - ACF Provides Resources for Child Welfare Reviews and Quality Improvement Processes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 4, 2020 - ACL Updates Older Americans Act COVID-19 Reporting Guidance

June 1, 2020 - ACF and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Issue Joint Letter to Family Support, Maternal and Child Health, and Early Childhood Programs on Strategies During COVID-19

June 1, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on Extended Foster Care During COVID-19

May 29, 2020 - ACF Posts Recording and Resources from May 20 Webinar on Sheltering in Place, Violence, and the Healthcare Response

The webinar provided best practices for responding to domestic violence during COVID-19 emergency.

May 28, 2020 - ACF Outlines Flexibilities for Child Support Agencies During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 28, 2020 - ACF Posts Webinar on Head Start Fiscal Management During COVID-19 Emergency

The webinar is available for viewing until June 15.

May 26, 2020 - ACF Posts CARES Act Allocations for Family Violence Prevention and Services State Grants and State Domestic Violence Coalitions

May 22, 2020 - ACL Releases Survival Guide for Navigating Older Americans Act Programs

The guide provides guidance for those administering programs and will be updated frequently.

May 22, 2020 - ACL Posts Materials from Webinar on Continuing Access to Home- and Community-based Services During COVID-19

May 21, 2020 - ACF Responds to Head Start Grantee Questions on COVID-19

May 21, 2020 - ACF Details Head Start Fiscal Flexibilities

May 21, 2020 - ACF Provides Additional Guidance on the Head Start Supplemental Funds

ACF updated prior guidance to provide greater flexibility and simplify the application process. All funds will be awarded by formula based on each grantee’s funded enrollment.

May 18, 2020 - ACF Posts Guidance on Stafford Act Flexibility for Certain Title IV-E Requirements

The guidance provides instructions and procedures on how to request flexibility.

May 15, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on Child and Family Service Review and Quality Improvement Processes During COVID-19

May 15, 2020 - ChildCare.gov Includes New COVID-19 Resources and Information

May 14, 2020 - ACF Provides Guidance on Child Care and Development Fund Grant Flexibilities

May 12, 2020 - ACF Updates Child Care and Development Fund COVID-19 FAQs

May 11, 2020 - ACF Provides Resources to Head Start Grantees on Supporting Food Security

May 11, 2020 - ACL Revises Reporting Guidance for Older Americans Act Programs

May 11, 2020 - ACF Releases Several Resources Related to Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Funding

May 11, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on Allowable Uses and Reporting Requirements for Runaway and Homeless Youth Program

May 8, 2020 - ACF Releases Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Guidance, Allocations

May 8, 2020 - ACF Provides Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Guidance, Projected Allocations

May 5, 2020 - ACL Provides Reopening Guidelines for Senior Nutrition Programs

May 4, 2020 - ACL Releases Guidance on Reporting Requirements for Older Americans Act Programs (Title III, Title VI, and Long-term Care Ombudsman programs) and Independent Living Programs

May 4, 2020 - ACF Releases FAQs for Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees

April 29, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on CARES Act CCDF Discretionary Funds

April 28, 2020 - ACF Outlines Title IV-E Flexibility to Address COVID-19

April 28, 2020 - ACL Posts Q&A from April 15 Call with State Unit of Aging Directors

April 24, 2020 - ACF Posts Letter to Governors Regarding Personal Protective Equipment for Child Welfare Workers

April 24, 2020 - ACF Releases Details on Waivers to Enhance Assistance for Refugee Populations

April 24, 2020 - ACL Provides Additional Guidance for Family Caregiver and Home and Community Based Services Grantees

April 24, 2020 - ACF Releases Tip Sheet for Using CCDF Flexibilities

It also published a summary of child care waiver approvals.

April 24, 2020 - ACF Awards Child Welfare Services CARES Act Funds

The announcement does not provide state allocations.

April 23, 2020 - ACF Provides Head Start Guidance on Supporting Emergency Child Care

April 23, 2020 - ACF Provides Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment for Child Welfare Workers

April 21, 2020 - ACL Awards $905 Million in CARES Act Funding

The awards include Older American Act programs and Centers for Independent Living.

April 20, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on Use of Federal Funds for Cell Phones and Personal Protective Equipment

April 17, 2020 - ACF Provides State-Level Information for Essential Workers Seeking Child Care

April 17, 2020 - ACL Posts Additional FAQs on Older American Act Program Implementation

April 17, 2020 - ACL Posts FAQ on Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

April 16, 2020 - ACF Posts Head Start Enrollment Q&A’s

The information includes general guidance on enrollment inquiries related to COVID-19 program closures, as well as grantee flexibility.

April 17, 2020 - ACF Posts Presentation on Child Care and Development Fund and Response to COVID-19

The updated slide deck covers funding, flexibility, guidance on submitting waivers, and FAQs.

April 16, 2020 - ACF Posts Guidance Regarding Fingerprint and Caseworker Visit Requirements

April 16, 2020 - ACF Provides Best Practices on Effective Remote Hearings in Child Welfare Cases

April 16, 2020 - ACF Encourages Coordination with Court Improvement Programs to Assist with Required Oversight in Child Welfare Cases

April 15, 2020 - ACF Posts Letter on Postponing Title IV-E Eligibility Reviews and National Youth in Transition Database Reviews

April 15, 2020 - ACF Posts Details on FMAP Increase and Additional Funding for Child Welfare Services

The guidance confirms that the 6.2 percentage-point increase will apply to Title IV-E Foster Care, Adoption Assistance, and Guardianship Assistance. However, it notes that the increase does not apply to the District of Columbia’s matching rate.

April 14, 2020 - ACF Provides Guidance on Head Start Supplemental Funds

The guidance provides details on how to apply, when awards are expected to be processed, and reporting requirements. It also confirms that ACF will approve all requests for waivers of the non-federal match. 

April 14, 2020 - ACL and CMS to Host Webinar on Home- and Community-Based Services During COVID-19

The webinar will be on April 23 at 3:00PM ET.

April 14, 2020 - ACL Releases FAQs Based on April 8 Call with State Unit of Aging Directors

April 14, 2020 - ACF Releases Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Allocations

April 13, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on Child Support Debt and CARES Act Payments

April 13, 2020 - ACF Issues CSBG Guidance

The guidance includes information on funding and allowable costs and notes that ACF is working to distribute supplemental funds.

April 8, 2020 - ACL Releases Fiscal Facts on Older Americans Act Supplemental Funds

April 8, 2020 - ACL Releases $50 Million Funding Opportunity for Aging and Disability Resource Centers

The application deadline is April 15.

April 6, 2020 - ACF Releases Summary of CCDBG Provisions in CARES Act

April 6, 2020 - ACL Releases Details on Expediting Expenditures of Older Americans Act Supplemental Funds

April 3, 2020 - ACF Provides FAQs on Allowable Uses of Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Funding During COVID-19

April 3, 2020 - Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Releases Report on Facilitating Low-Income Families’ Use of Emergency Paid Family Leave

April 1, 2020 - ACF Releases LIHEAP Initial COVID-19 Guidance

April 1, 2020 - ACL Posts FAQs on Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Emergency Funding Opportunity

March 30, 2020 - ACF Provides Guidance on New Grant Flexibilities

March 26, 2020 - ACF Posts FAQs on COVID-19 and US Repatriation Program

March 24, 2020 - ACL Issues FAQs on State Assistive Technology Program Emergency Response

March 24, 2020 - ACF Seeks Comment on New Screening Tools for Unaccompanied Alien Children Program Staff and Visitors

March 24, 2020 - ACF Releases Guidance on TANF

The guidance includes questions and answers about how states might use Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to assist families affected by COVID-19. It also addresses administrative flexibilities.

March 22, 2020 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Releases Interim Guidance for Responding to COVID-19 Among People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness

March 18, 2020 - ACL Releases State Allocation Tables for Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 18, 2020 - ACF Provides Child Welfare Guidance

The guidance covers caseworker visits via videoconferencing, program improvement plans, Title IV-E eligibility reviews, child abuse and neglect investigations, and other flexibilities.

March 18, 2020 - ACF Releases Child Welfare Letter on Housing Supports for College Students

March 16, 2020 - ACF Provides COVID-19 Information to Office of Community Services Grantees


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