MOE funding provides services to keep children from being placed out of their own home into publicly funded placements.
States are required by PRWORA to spend a minimum amount of their own funds every year for "qualified expenditures" on behalf of TANF eligible families. If a State fails to maintain the designated level of historic State expenditures during a year, its TANF grant will be reduced. Effective July 1, 1997, Colorado elected to attribute expenditures from Child Welfare's Emergency Assistance Program towards its TANF MOE requirements. Families that are determined eligible will qualify as TANF eligible families.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), (Public Law 104-193) as amended by the balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33), is the welfare reform law that establishes the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. TANF is a block grant program designed to make dramatic reforms to the nation's welfare system by moving recipients into work and turning welfare into a program of temporary assistance. TANF replaced the national welfare program known as Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and the related programs known as the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) Program and the Emergency Assistance (EA) Program.
This document defines MOE eligibility factors and purpose.
This document will give you instructions on how to add a case to CBMS.
This document is a procedural document for adding Family Preservation (MOE) cases to CBMS.
This document is a procedural document for closing a Family Preservation (MOE) case in CBMS.
Agency Letters that pertain to MOE:
Please direct any questions regarding Maintenance of Effort to Shawn Lopez at 303-866-3535.