I am working on responses to ACF’s request for information and need your help. Paige Hausburg’s January 9, 2017 email stated that questions 3 and 4 address tribal waivers, and she also mentioned that ACF if requesting comments on the challenges that tribe’s face in meeting the non-federal match. Question 1 seems more relevant than question 3 which mentions block grants.
Here is question 3:
Are there instances for which you believe waiver authority, additional waiver authority allowed under block grants, would benefit tries under any ACF program?
I find this question confusing because it mentions “block grants” and per our prior research, block grantees are not required to provide a match, so the question does not appear to be addressing waiver’s of tribal match funds.
Is anyone else working on the responses to these questions, and if someone could please enlighten me how this question pertains to the tribal match waiver, I would really appreciate those willing to share their thoughts about what this question means.
Thanks in advance,