ARRA - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Supplemental Grants
These funds will help promote the economic and social well being of children, youth, families, and communities. The objective of the program is to provide supplemental TANF funds for States with exceptionally high population growth in the early 1990s, historic (1994) welfare grants per poor person lower than 35 percent of the national average, or a combination of above average population growth and below average historic welfare grants per poor person.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Supplemental Grants for Population Increases in Certain States, Recovery Act, Title IV, Part A, Section 2102, Public Law 111-5, 42 U.S.C 603(a)(3).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federal funds go to the State (the grantee). States decide the objective eligibility criteria and verification required to determine eligibility and payment of TANF benefits. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Supplemental Grants, like the annual Federal TANF block grant, are awarded in quarterly payments.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies by State (usually within 45 days).
States must provide opportunities for recipients who have been adversely affected to be heard in a State administrative or appeal process.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
The Federal TANF Supplemental Grants are in addition to the State’s annual Federal TANF block fund. Thus, these funds are subject to the same uses and restrictions as the State’s annual Federal TANF block grant (see CFDA 93.558 – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), and repeated below.
Each State designs and operates its own TANF program, and establishes the specific eligibility criteria that must be met to receive financial assistance payments or other types of benefits and services. Each State has broad flexibility to use the grant funds in any manner that is reasonably calculated to accomplish a purpose of the TANF program (including providing low-income households with assistance in meeting home heating and cooling costs). The purposes of the TANF program are to assist needy families to care for their children in their own homes; reduce dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage; prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies; and encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families. A State may also use the funds in ways that had been authorized and allowable under its former approved Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS), and Emergency Assistance (EA) plans. A State may also transfer a limited portion of its Federal TANF funds to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Programs. No State may spend more than 15 percent of its Federal TANF funds on administrative costs, exclusive of certain computerization and information technology expenses. See above.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
States receiving the TANF block grant and Supplemental Grants must submit quarterly data reports on families receiving assistance. States must also report expenditures of grant funds on a quarterly basis. Expenditure data related to Supplemental Grants will be reported in a separate category on the quarterly TANF expenditure report for FY 2011. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. The TANF program (including the additional TANF supplemental grants) is subject to the Single Audit Act under Chapter 75 of Title 31, United States Code.
States are subject to the uniform administrative requirements in 45 CFR Part 75. In particular, the regulations require that all grantees have a financial management system that can adequately trace expenditures to ensure that the funds have been used appropriately, and not in violation of any programmatic restrictions and prohibitions; and require that accounting records are supported by source documentation to support all expenditures. Also, the regulations at 45 CFR 75.361 and TANF Program Instruction TANF-ACF-PI-2003-1, dated January 28, 2003 (http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/policy/pi-ofa/2003/pi2003-1.PDF), address record retention and access requirements applicable to all financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical records, and other records of grantees or subgrantees.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 75.%. The TANF program, which includes the standard TANF block grant and the additional Supplemental Grants for 17 States, has an annual cost-sharing requirement known as “maintenance-of-effort” (MOE). This means that every fiscal year, each State receiving Federal TANF funds must spend an applicable percentage of its own money to help eligible families in ways that are consistent with the purposes of the TANF program. The applicable percentage depends on whether the State meets the minimum work participation rate requirements for that fiscal year. If the State does not meet the work participation rates, then it must spend 80 percent of the amount it spent for fiscal year 1994 on AFDC and AFDC-related programs. If the State meets the work participation rates, then the applicable percentage is 75 percent of the amount it spent for fiscal year 1994 on AFDC and AFDC-related programs.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
States are awarded Supplemental Grants in quarterly payments. Once awarded, the funds are available to the State until expended. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Region I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT):
Carol Monteiro, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Boston Regional Office, JFK Building, Rm. 2000, Boston, MA 02203. Telephone: (617) 565-2462.
Region II (NJ, NY):
Frank Ceruto, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, New York Regional Office, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 4114, New York, NY 10278. Telephone: (212) 264-2890, ext. 133.
Region III (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV):
Eileen Friedman, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Philadelphia Regional Office, 150 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 864, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-3499. Telephone: (215) 861-4058.
Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN):
LaMonica Shelton, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Atlanta Regional Office, 61 Forsyth Street, Suite 4M60, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8909. Telephone: (404) 562-2938.
Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI):
Thomas Schindler, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Chicago Regional Office, 233 N. Michigan Ave. - Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 886-9540.
Region VI (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX):
Larry Brendel, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Dallas Regional Office, 1301 Young Street, Room 945, Dallas, TX 75202. Telephone: (214) 767-6236.
Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE):
Gary Allen, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Kansas City Regional Office, Rm. 349, 601 E 12 St., Kansas City, MO 64106. Telephone: (816) 426-2236.
Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)
Kisha Russell, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Denver Regional Office, Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building, 1961 Stout Street, Ninth Floor, Denver, CO 80294. Telephone: (303) 844-1483.
Region IX (AZ, CA, HI, NV):
Julie Fong, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, San Francisco Regional Office, 90 7th Street, Ninth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. Telephone: (415) 437-7579.
Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA):
Frank Shields, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Seattle Regional Office, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1500, M/S 71, Seattle, WA 98104. Telephone (206) 615-2569.
Susan Golonka Office of the Director, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 5th Floor East, Aerospace Building, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20447 Email: Susan.Golonka@acf.hhs.gov
Phone: 202-401-4731 Fax: 202-205-5887
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - Funding is no longer provided for this program.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
State Supplemental Grants were from $1,132,701 to $60,405,668, with an average of $18,791,190.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Final Rule was originally published in the Federal Register on April 12, 1999 (Vol. 64. No. 69). The TANF final rule implementing the statutory changes pursuant to Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-171), which reauthorized the TANF program through FY 2010, were published in the Federal Register on February 5, 2008 (Vol. 73, No. 24). The TANF regulations applicable to State TANF Programs are found in 45 CFR Parts 260 through 265.
Examples of Funded Projects