This PI provides information on the applicable cost allocation requirements to Tribes that are operating or planning to operate a title IV-E program pursuant to section 479B of the Act. The PI addresses the cost allocation requirements that must be met and the procedures that must be developed prior to claiming title IV-E Federal Financial Participation (FFP) for costs other than assistance payments. Specific guidance is provided on how Tribes with approved title IV-E plans should comply with the requirement to identify which administrative costs (including training and certain automated systems costs) are allocated and claimed for FFP purposes under each title IV-E program. It also discusses submission of Tribal title IV-E cost allocation methodology (CAM) documents.

Author: Children's Bureau
Date: November 2010