ACL 07-49: New Federal Policy Guidelines Relating To The Foster Care Program (12/19/07)

HSS came out with new guidelines for temporary absences and linkage to the TANF program, are are implemented in California by this ACL. Full grants will be paid for brief absences of less than 14 days, after which the grant will be prorated. For linkage, eligibility criteria, including deprivation, must be met in the month of, but
prior to, the child’s removal from the home. The State may not establish the child’s
deprivation based on household circumstances that occur after a child’s removal. The parental deprivation which happened concurrent with or after the child’s removal cannot be used to satisfy deprivation requirements. [Download]