The Children’s Bureau has released the attached new Program Instruction ACYF-CB-PI-20-03, which provides guidance to Indian Tribes, Indian Tribal Organizations and Indian Tribal Consortia (Tribes) on requirements for submission of the:

  • First Annual Progress and Services Report (“2021 APSR”) to the 2020-2024 Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) for the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services (CWS), the MaryLee Allen Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) and Monthly Caseworker Visit Grant programs;
  • the Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (Chafee) and the Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program;
  • Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) State Plan update; and CFS-101, Part I, Annual Budget Request, Part II, Annual Summary of Child and Family Services, and Part III, Annual Expenditure Report- Title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, Chafee, and ETV.

In order to receive FY 2021 funds for title IV-B, Chafee, and ETV programs, Tribes must submit the APSR electronically to the CB Regional Office (RO) by June 30, 2020. APSRs received after June 30, 2020, will not be considered for funding for FY 2021.

A separate Program Instruction ACYF-CB-PI-20-02 was released for States and Territories. Please address questions to the appropriate Children’s Bureau Regional Office.