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Submission for OMB Review; Guidance for Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (OMB #0970-0157)

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Office of Family Assistance; Administration for Children and Families; HHS.


Request for public comment.


The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of form ACF-123: Guidance for Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (OMB #0970-0157, expiration date: 6/30/2020). There are minor clarifying changes requested to the guidance.


Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.


Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function.

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Description: 42 U.S.C. 612 (Section 412 of the Social Security Act) requires each Indian tribe that elects to administer and operate a TANF program to submit a TANF Tribal Plan. The TANF Tribal Plan is a mandatory statement submitted to the Secretary of HHS by the Indian tribe, which consists of an outline of how the Indian tribes' TANF program will be administered and operated. It is used by the Secretary to determine whether the plan is approvable and to determine that the Indian tribe is eligible to receive a TANF assistance grant. It is also made available to the public.

Respondents: Indian tribes applying to operate a TANF program and to renew their Tribal Family Assistance Plan.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentTotal number of respondentsTotal number of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hoursAnnual burden hours
Guidance For The Tribal Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Program751685,1001,700

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1700.

Authority: 42 U.S.C. 612.

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Mary B. Jones,

ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-12932 Filed 6-15-20; 8:45 am]