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93.659 Adoption Assistance
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Social Security Act, Title IV-E, Section 470 et seq., as amended.
To provide Federal Financial Participation (FFP) to States in adoption subsidy costs for the adoption of children with special needs and who meet certain eligibility tests.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Federal subsidy may be used only in support of the adoption of children who meet the definition of special needs as specified in the Law. All parents adopting special needs children are eligible for the nonrecurring cost of adoption. States may receive Federal financial participation only if State plans have been approved by the Secretary as meeting the requirements of the Law.
Applicant Eligibility: States,the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico may submit a Sate plan for program participation.
Pre-application Coordination: Consultation to States is available from Regional Offices of ACF, DHHS. The standard application forms as furnished by DHHS must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: FFP for adoption assistance is equal to the Federal medical assistance percentage (as defined in section 1905(b) of the Social Security Act) of the total expended as adoption assistance, plus 75 percent of training and 50 percent of other administrative costs.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Expenditure reports are required 30 days after the end of the quarter; other reports as required by the Secretary.
Account Identification: 75-1545-0-1-506.
Adoption subsidy payments are made to eligible children with special needs who are adopted. In fiscal year 2001, this program assisted an average of 179,437 children per month. It is estimated that this program will assist an average of 203,131 children per month in fiscal year 2002 and 207,193 children per month in fiscal year 2003. There were 52 grants made in fiscal year 2001. It is estimated that 52 grants will be made in fiscal year 2002 and 52 grants in fiscal year 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; 45 CFR 1355 - 1356.
Regional or Local Office: Contact the Regional Administrator, ACF, HHS in the appropriate Regional Office. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of addresses of the Regional Offices.)
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Criteria are not available.