Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

Agency for Workforce Innovation
60BB-10.001: Emergency Contingency Fund for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation announces a workshop to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Friday, November 20, 2009, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
PLACE: Agency for Workforce Innovation, Room B-049, 107 E. Madison Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: A new rule Chapter, 60BB-10, F.A.C., is proposed to implement emergency assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program. The United States Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) to provide emergency assistance to qualifying states during the country’s economic downturn. Subtitle B of the Act creates the Emergency Contingency Fund for State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (“Emergency Fund”), and authorizes states that have an increase in assistance caseloads to request federal grant money in fiscal year 2009 and fiscal year 2010. The Emergency Fund provides grants equal to 80 percent of a state’s increased TANF and maintenance-of-effort expenditures on basic assistance, non-recurrent short-term benefits, and subsidized employment to help families unable to find jobs or to help families with low earnings during this difficult economic time. Participants must satisfy eligibility criteria to engage in the subsidized employment projects. Therefore, a need exists to adopt a new rule which sets forth these eligibility criteria.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: James Landsberg, Deputy General Counsel, 107 East Madison Street, MSC #110, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4128, (850)245-7150.