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The Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program provides services to locate absent parents, establish paternity, and enforce support obligations. People who receive assistance under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Foster Care, and Medicaid programs receive CSE services automatically. People who are not in assistance programs can apply for child support services and any support collected goes directly to them. Services are available to a parent with custody of a child who has a parent living outside of the home.
Federally recognized tribes may apply for and upon approval receive funding to operate a child support enforcement program consistent with tribal laws and customs. Upon approval of an application, tribes receive $500,000 in funding, for 2 years, to put a program into place.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must:
- be a parent or primary caregiver who needs help establishing paternity,
- be establishing a child support order or collecting child support, or
- be a federally recognized tribe that has 100 children under the age of majority subject to the tribe’s jurisdiction
To apply for child support, contact the agency closest to you.
Please click here for general information about the Office of Child Support Enforcement.
Please click here for links to state-specific information on child support enforcement.
|Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number||93.563|
|Current Method of Tribal Eligibility||No Set-aside; Tribes Eligible with Other Entities|
|Can the funding from the program be renewed||Yes|
|Entities Eligible for Grant Assistance||Federally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations|
|Matching Funds Required||Yes|
|Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)||Este es un programa nacional; tanto los estados como las tribus operan programas de manutención para niños. Más de 17 millones de niños forman parte del número de casos atendidos en todo el país.|
|Length of Program||N/A – Annual budgets must be submitted and costs must be allocable to the program. The program must also be in compliance with the regulations at all times.|
|Recurring Base Funding for Tribes||No|
|Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?||No|
|Tribes Funded by this Program||Currently, there are 62 Federally recognized tribes receiving funding|
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