How to apply...
Eligible individuals should apply directly to their Territorial or local welfare agency. The Territories should contact the OFA/ACF Regional Administrators for application forms. (See Additional Contact Information - FMR Help for addresses.) OFA/ACF Regional Administrators have authority to approve applications and amendments; disapproval authority is held by the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. Territories contact HHS Regional Offices for applications for administrative funds. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Once an application is approved, Territories are awarded funds quarterly based on ACF-approved estimates of maintenance assistance and administrative costs. Notification of awards must be made to the designated Territorial agency. Eligible individuals receive monthly subsistence checks from Territorial welfare agencies.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.