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    Child Welfare Financing 201: Handout Packet

    Item Page

    Information Sources 2

    The Social Security Act Titles (with Title IV Expanded) 3

    Funding Descriptions

    1. IV-B, Part 1 - Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services 5

    2. IV-B, Part 2 - Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program 12

    3. Title IV-E Foster Care 15

    4. Title IV-E Adoption Assistance 17

    5. IV-E Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP) 19

    6. John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program 22

    7. Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) 24

    8. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 32

    9. Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) 35

    10. Medicaid 43

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    Information Sources The material in this packet has been assembled from a variety of sources. The following listing shows these sources and potential sources for addition information for those who want to delve more deeply into child welfare funding issues. Child Welfare Financing SFY 2014: A survey of federal, state, and local expenditures – This report is based on a survey conducted every two years by Child Trends. The latest survey was published in 2016 and is based on SFY 2014 expenditures. A new survey based on SFY 2016 expenditures is scheduled for publication in early 2019. The latest report is available at: federal-state-and-local-expenditures The Congressional Research Service (CRS) – Much of the information in the summary pages for the various federal funding sources was taken from summaries authored by Emilie Stoltzfus, Specialist in Social Policy at CRS. CRS is part of the Library of Congress and selected CRS summaries can be accessed at the House Ways and Means committee web site at the link to the Ways and Means Green Book. While CRS Reports have not been publicly available in the past, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 requires the Librarian of Congress to establish a website to assure access to these very informative documents. This should increase access to CRS reports in the near future. Children’s Bureau Reports – The state to state reports of planned use of Child Welfare Services funds from part 1 and part 2 are taken from the Annual Report to Congress of information reported on the CFS 101 reports. Available at ACF Congressional Justification – This extensive document provides budgetary information and justification for all ACF programs. The latest version is available at TANF Financial Report – The Office of Family Assistance compiles an annual TANF financial report. This includes state summaries of TANF and MOE expenditures. The reports are available at:

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    The Social Security Act Titles (with Title IV Expanded)

    Title No. Title Name

    Title I Grants to States for Old-Age Assistance for the Aged

    Title II Federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Benefits

    Title III Grants to States for Unemployment Compensation Administration

    Title IV

    Grants to States for Aid and Services to Needy Families with Children and for Child-Welfare Services Part A—BLOCK GRANTS TO STATES FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES Part B—CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES

    Subpart 1—Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program Subpart 2—Promoting Safe and Stable Families Subpart 3—Common Provisions


    Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant

    Title VI Temporary State Fiscal Relief

    Title VII Administration

    Title VIII Special Benefits for Certain World War II Veterans

    Title IX Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Employment Security

    Title X Grants to States for Aid to the Blind

    Title XI General Provisions, Peer Review, and Administrative Simplification

    Title XII Advances to State Unemployment Funds

    Title XIII Reconversion Unemployment Benefits for Seamen

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    Title No. Title Name Title XIV Grants to States for Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled

    Title XV Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees

    Title XVI Grants to States for Aid to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled

    Title XVI Supplemental Security Income for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled

    Title XVII Grants for Planning Comprehensive Action to Combat Mental Retardation

    Title XVIII Health Insurance for the Aged and Disabled

    Title XIX Grants to States for Medical Assistance Programs

    Title XX Block Grants to States for Social Services

    Title XXI State Children's Health Insurance Program

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    Child Welfare Funding (1)

    Name: IV-B, Part 1 - Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services

    When Created: 1935

    Name at Creation: Title V, Part 3, Child Welfare Services

    Aliases: Title IV-B, Subpart 1

    Original value: $1.5 million

    Current funding: Authorized at $325 million. In FFY 2018 - $269 million appropriated for child welfare services, $18 million for child welfare training, research and demonstrations, $39 million for Adoption Opportunity Grants.

    Funding Type: Discretionary, authorized through FFY 2021. Training, research and demonstrations funded without expiration date.

    Can be used for: Provides funds to states, territories, and tribes and is intended to “promote state flexibility” to develop and expand a program of services to children and families that uses community-based agencies and works to:

    • Protect and promote the welfare of all children. • Prevent child abuse and neglect. • Permit children to remain in their own homes, or to return to those homes whenever it is safe and appropriate. • Promote safety, permanency, and well-being for children in foster care or those in adoptive families. • Provide training, professional development, and support to ensure a well-qualified child welfare workforce.

    Cannot be used for: Funds are very flexible, but states are not permitted to spend CWS money to meet regular education costs or medical care needs of a child or his/her family. The statute also limits the amount of CWS funds that may be used for program administration, foster care maintenance payments, adoption assistance payments, or child care.

    Distribution/Match Formula grants to states, territories and tribes to improve child welfare services. States must provide $1 in nonfederal program funding for every $3 in federal program funds it receives (i.e., 75% federal financial participation rate).

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    Appendix A: Services or activities that may be supported under Title IV-B Table A-1. Description of Selected Categories of Services Used for Reporting

    Expenditures Under Title IV-B CWS funds may be spent in any of the categories shown in the table. Categories specific to the PSSF

    programs are indicated with an * after their names. Not all categories are discrete, thus states may vary in what category t