Request for Comments on the Attorney General’s Specification of Community Programs Necessary for the Protection of Life or Safety Under the Welfare Reform Act [pdf]

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 vests in the Attorney General the authority to specify non-means-tested, government-funded community programs, services, or assistance that are necessary for the protection of life or safety and for which all aliens remain eligible. On August 23, 1996, the Attorney General issued an Order implementing that authority and making a “provisional specification.” Before the provisional specification is finalized, the Department is publishing this notice to solicit the input of federal, state, and local agencies operating programs or providing services or assistance that may be covered by that Order.