PURPOSE: To instruct states on the procedures for transitional payments for title IV-E prevention services and programs.


This PI provides instruction that allows a state to claim transitional payments for services and associated costs under the title IV-E prevention program until the Clearinghouse can review and rate a program or service, if a state submits sufficient documentation as outlined in this PI by October 1, 2021. States must conduct independent systematic reviews of prevention services and programs to complete this documentation. The Clearinghouse will make the final determination about whether a program or service is assigned a promising, supported, or well-supported rating. The intention is that this process for transitional payments will support ACF’s goal to review programs and services as quickly as possible in the early years of implementation of the title IV-E prevention program.