Family First Prevention Services Act & Your County

Apr. 13, 2018 , 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Contact Eryn Hurley (202) 942-4204

In February, President Trump signed into law a two-year budget agreement, ensuring the continued operation of multiple federal domestic programs. Included in the budget agreement, was the Family First Prevention Services (FFPSA). 

The legislation provides foster care entitlement funding for a limited set of prevention services for up to 12 months for families and children at risk of entering or re-entering the foster care system. Eligible services consist of mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment and in-home parent skill-based programs, including parent education and counseling. To assist states and counties in recruiting foster families, FFPSA also appropriates $8 million in nationwide competitive grants. FFPSA does not extend existing child welfare waivers past Oct. 1, 2019, when they are set to expire. 

On April 13, please join us for a webinar that will discuss everything counties need to know about FFPSA, and how it may impact your county. During the webinar, we will be joined by Capitol Hill staff from both the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.