Availability of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families State Plan
[44 Pa.B. 5545]
[Saturday, August 16, 2014]
The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is making available for comment an updated Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) State Plan. The State Plan was developed in accordance with the requirements of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (act) (Pub. L. No. 104-193). The act provides each state with a TANF Block Grant and the opportunity, with broad Federal guidelines, to design and operate its own programs. The original State Plan was published at 27 Pa.B. 342 (January 18, 1997). Updated Plans were published at 29 Pa.B. 5658 (October 30, 1999) and 32 Pa.B. 6401 (December 28, 2002). The availability of the 2005, 2008 and 2011 TANF State Plans were published at 35 Pa.B. 6289 (November 12, 2005), 38 Pa.B. 6342 (November 15, 2008) and 41 Pa.B. 5825 (October 29, 2011) respectively. The 2014 State Plan will be submitted to the United States Department of Health and Human Services in December 2014.
Future amendments to the State Plan will incorporate suggestions and recommendations received during the comment period. The 45-day comment period begins on the date this notice is published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Copies of the State Plan are available for all interested individuals and groups by written request or at the Department's web site at www.dpw.state.pa.us. Written requests should be directed to Matthew J. McLees, Attention: TANF State Plan, Director, Bureau of Policy, Office of Income Maintenance, Room 431, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120.
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding this notice to the Department at the Bureau of Policy address listed previously. Comments received within 45 days will be reviewed and considered for any subsequent revision of the State Plan.
Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).
BEVERLY D. MACKERETH,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-1756. Filed for public inspection August 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]
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