Title IV D Federal Funds
Child Support and Establishment of Paternity
GRANTS TO STATES FOR ACCESS AND VISITATION PROGRAMS
Sec. 469B. [42 U.S.C. 669b] (a) In General.—The Administration for Children and Families
shall make grants under this section to enable States to establish and administer programs to
support and facilitate noncustodial parents’ access to and visitation of their children, by means
of activities including mediation (both voluntary and mandatory), counseling, education,
development of parenting plans, visitation enforcement (including monitoring, supervision and
neutral dropoff and pickup), and development of guidelines for visitation and alternative
(b) Amount of Grant.—The amount of the grant to be made to a State under this section for a
fiscal year shall be an amount equal to the lesser of—
(1) 90 percent of State expenditures during the fiscal year for activities described in subsection
(2) the allotment of the State under subsection (c) for the fiscal year.
(c) Allotments to States.—
(1) In general.—The allotment of a State for a fiscal year is the amount that bears the same ratio
to $10,000,000 for grants under this section for the fiscal year as the number of children in the
State living with only 1 biological parent bears to the total number of such children in all States.
(2) Minimum allotment.—The Administration for Children and Families shall adjust allotments
to States under paragraph (1) as necessary to ensure that no State is allotted less than—
(A) $50,000 for fiscal year 1997 or 1998; or
(B) $100,000 for any succeeding fiscal year.
(d) No Supplantation of State Expenditures for Similar Activities.—A State to which a grant is
made under this section may not use the grant to supplant expenditures by the State for activities
specified in subsection (a), but shall use the grant to supplement such expenditures at a level at
least equal to the level of such expenditures for fiscal year 1995.
(e) State Administration.—Each State to which a grant is made under this section—
(1) may administer State programs funded with the grant directly or through grants to or
contracts with courts, local public agencies, or nonprofit private entities;
(2) shall not be required to operate such programs on a statewide basis; and
(3) shall monitor, evaluate, and report on such programs in accordance with regulations
prescribed by the Secretary.
Title IV of the Social Security Act is administered by the Department of Health and Human
Services. The Office of Family Assistance administers benefit payments under Title IV, Parts A
and C. The Administration for Public Services, Office of Human Development Services,
administers social services under Title IV, Parts B and E. The Office of Child Support
Enforcement administers the child support program under Title IV, Part D.
Title IV appears in the United States Code as §§601–687, subchapter IV, chapter 7, Title 42.
Regulations of the Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to Title IV are contained in
chapters II, III, and XIII, Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations. Regulations of the Secretary of
Labor relating to Title IV are contained in subtitle A, Title 29, and chapter 29, Title 41, Code
of Federal Regulations.
See Vol. II, 31 U.S.C. 3720 and 3720A, with respect to collection of payments due to Federal
agencies; 6504–6505, with respect to intergovernmental cooperation; 7501–7507, with respect
to uniform audit requirements for State and local governments receiving Federal financial
See Vol. II, P.L. 82-183, §618, which prohibits denial of grants-in-aid under certain conditions.
See Vol. II, P.L. 88-352, §601, for prohibition against discrimination in federally assisted
See Vol. II, P.L. 89-73, §213, with respect to eligibility for Federal surplus property.
See Vol. II, P.L. 89-97, §121(b), with respect to restrictions on payment to a State receiving
payments under Title XIX.
See Vol. II, Appendix I, P.L. 94-241, §1, for §502(a)(1) of H.J. Res. 549, with respect to
participation by the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on the same basis as Guam.
See Vol. II, P.L. 100-204, §724(d), with respect to furnishing information to the United States
Commission on Improving the Effectiveness of the United Nations; and §725(b), with respect to
the detailing of Government personnel.
See Vol. II, P.L. 100-235, §§5–8, with respect to responsibilities of each Federal agency for
computer systems security and privacy.
See Vol. II, P.L. 100-690, §5301(a)(1)(C) and (d)(1)(B), with respect to benefits of drug
traffickers and possessors.
See Vol. II, P.L. 101-508, §§13301 and 13302, with respect to the OASDI Trust Funds.
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|Judges want non custodial parents
to pay the highest amount of child
support because they get a kick
back from the federal government
for every dollar they collect from
the non custodial parent.