42 USC 676 - Administration

(a) Technical assistance to States 
The Secretary may provide technical assistance to the States to assist them to develop the programs authorized under this part and shall periodically
(1)  evaluate the programs authorized under this part and part B of this subchapter and
(2)  collect and publish data pertaining to the incidence and characteristics of foster care and adoptions in this country.
(b) Data collection and evaluation 
Each State shall submit statistical reports as the Secretary may require with respect to children for whom payments are made under this part containing information with respect to such children including legal status, demographic characteristics, location, and length of any stay in foster care.