Authorization Expiration Dates

The United States Congress often enacts legislation to establish a federal program, prescribe a federal function, or allow a particular federal obligation or expenditure within a program for a specific period of time. Legislative authorities can expire, but can continue to receive appropriations pending congressional reauthorization.

The below chart shows Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) programs’ legislative authority, congressional committees of jurisdiction for the programs, and authorization expiration dates.

Program

Legislative Authority

Committee of Jurisdiction

Authorization Expiration Date

Abandoned Infants

Sec. 302 of Section III of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

9/30/2015

Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentive Payments

Sec. 473A(h) of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

9/30/2021

Adoption Opportunities Program

Sec. 205 of Section II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

9/30/2015

Assets for Independence Demonstration Program

Sec. 416 of the Assets for Independence Act

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

9/30/2003

Chafee Education and Training Vouchers

Sec. 477 of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

Indefinite

Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood Program

Sec. 477 of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

Indefinite

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Basic State Grants/Discretionary Activities

Sec. 112(a) of title I of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

9/30/2015

Child Care and Development Block Grant

Sec. 658B of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

9/30/2020

Child Care Entitlement

Sec. 418 of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

9/30/2021

Child Support and Family Support Programs

Title IV-D of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

Indefinite

Child Welfare Services

Title IV-B of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

Indefinite

Child Welfare Training

Sec. 426 of the Social Security Act

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

Indefinite

Child Welfare Waiver Demonstrations

Sec. 1130 of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

9/30/2019

Children’s Justice Act

Section 107 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

Indefinite

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

Sec. 674(a) of the Community Services Block Grant Act

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

9/30/2003

CSBG Discretionary Programs

Sec. 674(a) of the Community Services Block Grant Act

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

9/30/2003

Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Grants

title I of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

9/30/2015

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

9/30/2016

Family Connection Grants

Sec. 427 of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

9/30/2014

Family Violence Prevention and Services Grants

Sec. 303(a) and (b) of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

9/30/2015

Head Start

Sec. 639 of Head Start Act

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

9/30/2012

Health Professionals Opportunity Grant

Sec. 2008 of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Energy and Commerce

9/30/2022

Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Education Programs

 

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

9/30/2021

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Sec. 2602 of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor; House Energy and Commerce

9/30/2007

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Tribal Home Visiting Program

Sec. 511(h)(2) of Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

9/30/2022

MaryLee Allen Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program

Secs. 436 – 438 of the Social Security Act

IV-B Subpart 2

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

9/30/2021

MaryLee Allen Promoting Safe and Stable Families – Regional Partnership Grants

Sec. 436(b) of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

9/30/2021

MaryLee Allen Promoting Safe and Stable Families – State Court Improvement Program

Sec. 438 of the Social Security Act.

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

9/30/2021

Native American Programs Act

Sec. 816 of the Native American

Programs Act

Senate Indian Affairs; House Education and Labor

9/30/2002

 

(Esther Martinez Native Languages Program authorized through 9/30/2024; Social and Economic Development Strategies Program authorized through 9/30/2025)

Personal Responsibility Education Program

Sec. 513 of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Energy and Commerce

9/30/2023

Preschool Development Grants

Sec. 9212(k) of Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; House Education and Labor

9/30/2020

Refugee Assistance Program

Sec. 414(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and Sec. 501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act

Senate Judiciary; House Judiciary

9/30/2002

Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs:  Basic Centers, Transitional Living, Street Outreach

Sec. 388(a) of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

Senate Judiciary;

House Education and Labor

9/30/2020

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program

Sec. 510 of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Energy and Commerce

9/30/2023

Social Services Block Grant

Title XX of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

Indefinite

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program

Title IV-B Subpart 1 C of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

9/30/2021

Temporary Assistance to Need Families (TANF)

Sec. 403(a)(1)(E) of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

9/30/2021

TANF Contingency Fund

Sec. 403(b) of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

9/30/2021

TANF Supplemental Grants

Sec. 403(a) of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

9/30/2015

Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Program

Sec. 473/Title IV-E of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

Indefinite

Title IV-E Foster Care Program

Sec. 472 /Title IV-E of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

Indefinite

Title IV-E Guardianship Assistance Program

Sec. 473/Title IV-E of the Social Security Act

Senate Finance; House Ways and Means

Indefinite

Torture Victims Relief

Sec. 5(b)(1) of the Torture Victims Relief Act

Senate Foreign Relations; House Energy and Commerce; House Foreign Affairs

9/30/2007

Unaccompanied Alien Children Program

Sec. 462 of the Homeland Security Act and Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2008

Senate Judiciary; House Judiciary

Indefinite

Victims of Trafficking

Sec. 113(b) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and Sec. 202(d) of the Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Act of 2005

Senate Judiciary;

Senate Foreign Relations;

House Judiciary;

House Foreign Affairs

9/30/2021

 

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