Issue Brief 11-32
August 29, 2011

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that the deadline for submitting expenditures under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) emergency fund has been extended to September 30, 2011. After ACF processed all applications previously submitted by jurisdictions and reconciled the final expenditure and award amounts, it determined that additional funds remain in the TANF emergency fund account. As such, it is providing state, tribes, and territories with an opportunity to submit new applications or revisions to prior applications. However, expenditures must be from federal fiscal year (FY) 2009 and/or FY 2010, the effective date of the fund.