On Monday, March 30 the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) posted a request for comments regarding financial forms that allow states and tribes to report program expenditures made in the preceding fiscal quarter and to estimate program expenditures to be made in the upcoming fiscal quarter. This form also allows states and tribes to report the actual and estimated average monthly number of children assisted in each of the three IV-E entitlement grant programs.  Importantly the forms will also incorporate changes to title IV-E programs made in accordance with the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act” ( Public Law 113-183) including the requirements at section 473(a)(8)(B)  to report annually on the methodology used to calculate adoption savings due to the expanding adoption assistance enacted in 2008 (elimination of de-link) .

Comments are due within 60 days of its publication found here.