SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2013.
Purpose: The proposed new chapter 388-315 WAC in TITLE 388 WAC is necessary to comply with the requirements in RCW 74.08A.040 to enact rules covering at a minimum the appropriate uses of state maintenance of effort (MOE) funds and annual reports on program operations by a tribal TANF program. This change will affect tribes operating tribal TANF programs.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08A.040.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-20-077 on October 3, 2012.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 6, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 6, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: November 26, 2012.
Katherine I. Vasquez
(2) When statutorily required to adopt rules, the department must enact regulations in the Washington Administrative Code consistent with the Administrative Procedures Act.
(3) The department is adopting these rules so that everyone has an understanding of what is required.
(1) Intergovernmental TANF agreement;
(2) Data share agreement; and
(3) Operational agreement.
(1) The funds may be used in a flexible manner that meets the needs of their service population within the four purposes of the TANF program, as set forth in 45 CFR 260.20; and
(2) The funds may be used in any manner that meets federal requirements, as set forth in federal law, regulation and guidance, for an allowable use of funds that counts toward state maintenance of effort; and
(3) The funds must be spent on an eligible family, in accordance with 45 CFR 263.2(b) and federal guidance. For the purposes of a tribal TANF program's state maintenance of effort expenditures, an eligible family can include anyone defined in a tribal TANF program's federally approved tribal family assistance plan.
(1) State maintenance of effort expenditure information;
(2) Caseload information; and
(3) Performance measures as identified by the tribe or consortium of tribes.