TANF-ACF-IM-2022-01 (Guidance for Use of the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund Appropriated in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 117-2)

The Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF) provides $1 billion in funding to states (including the District of Columbia), tribes administering a TANF program, and five U.S. territories to assist needy families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While a specific amount was allotted for each grant recipient, they may qualify for additional, reallotted funds. Grant recipients may use these funds to provide certain non-recurrent, short term benefits. All grant recipients must use funds to supplement and not supplant other federal, state, tribal, territorial, or local funds. This Information Memorandum has been issued to remind grant recipients of the September 30, 2022 deadline to use PEAF initial awards by the end of the month, and of the guidance on allowable uses of PEAF funds.

Record Type: 
Policy Announcement / Memoranda
Publication Date: 
August, 2022
August 2022
OFA Initiatives: 
Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund Resources (PEAF)
  • Supportive Services
  • Special Populations
  • TANF Program Administration