The document lists a number of Federal requirements, explains some areas of agency discretion and then presents questions for Indian Tribes to consider in determining how to operate a title IV-E plan. Part I covers the general Title IV-E requirements, then Part II and III cover provisions specific to the Foster Care Maintenance Payments, Adoption Assistance and Guardianship Assistance Programs. Finally, Part IV presents answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) that have been raised to the Children‘s Bureau. This document does not cover all IV-E and related requirements or policy answers and represents a simplified account of the actual requirements. Further, future regulations or policy may cause the information in this document to become outdated. It is incumbent upon the Indian Tribe to assure that it meets all of the required provisions as detailed in the title IV-E statute, regulations and official Children‘s Bureau policy.
Date: April 2009