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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Title:Annual Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) Report.

OMB No.0970-0248.

Description:The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of the ACF-204 (Annual MOE Report). The report is used to collect descriptive program characteristics information on the programs operated by States and Territories in association with their Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs. All State and Territory expenditures claimed toward States' and Territories' MOE requirements must be appropriate, i.e., meet all applicable MOE requirements. The Annual MOE Report provides the ability to learn about and to monitor the nature of State and Territory expenditures used to meet State's and Territories' MOE requirements, and it is an important source of information about the different ways that States and Territories are using their resources to help families attain and maintain self-sufficiency.

In addition, the report is used to obtain State and Territory program characteristics for ACF's annual report to Congress, and the report serves as a useful resource to use in Congressional hearings about how TANF programs are evolving, in assessing State the Territory MOE expenditures, and in assessing the need for legislative changes.

Respondents:The 50 States of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

OMB Comment:OMB required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in theFederal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk Officer for ACF, Fax: 202-395-6974.

Dated: September 18, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer.