Availability of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families State Plan; Office of Income Maintenance
[38 Pa.B. 6342]
[Saturday, November 15, 2008]
Purpose of Notice
The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is making available for comment an updated Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) State Plan. The State Plan was developed in accordance with the requirements of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (act) (Pub. L. No. 104-193). The act provides each state with a TANF Block Grant and the opportunity, with broad Federal guidelines, to design and operate its own programs. The original State Plan was published at 27 Pa.B. 342 (January 18, 1997). Updated Plans were published at 29 Pa.B. 5658 (October 30, 1999) and 32 Pa.B. 6401 (December 28, 2002). The availability of the 2005 TANF State Plan was published at 35 Pa.B. 6289 (November 12, 2005).
The updated State Plan incorporates changes identified through suggestions and recommendations from the public and through an ongoing review of the TANF program. The updated State Plan will be submitted to United States Department of Health and Human Services) in December 2008.
Future amendments to the State Plan will incorporate suggestions and recommendations received during the comment period. The 45-day comment period begins on the date this notice is published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Copies of the State Plan are available for all interested individuals and groups by written request or at the Department's web site at www.dpw.state.pa.us. Written requests should be directed to Edward J. Zogby, Attention: TANF State Plan, Director, Bureau of Policy, Office of Income Maintenance, Room 431, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Persons may also request copies by facsimile machine at (717) 787-6765, using the previously listed address on the cover document.
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding this notice to the Department at the previously listed address. Comments received within 45 days will be reviewed and considered for any subsequent revision of the State Plan.
Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).
ESTELLE B. RICHMAN,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-2085. Filed for public inspection November 14, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]
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