As the Title IV-E waiver authority comes to an end and states and counties are working to implement the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), many child welfare leaders across the nation are finding that significant gaps in funding will soon exist. Most notably, Title IV-E reimbursement will no longer be available for many community-based primary prevention programs, and other approaches or services that counties have found effective that do not meet the evidence-based categories of service or standards contained in FFPSA. During this webinar, please join Jerry Milner, Acting Commissioner of ACYF for a discussion of the new flexible child welfare funding option contained in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 spending bill that works to offset the expiration of Title IV-E waivers. The webinar will take place on Friday, September 13 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET.
Additional Information on the Flexible Child Welfare Funding Option
The flexible funding option would institutionalize the waiver authority for states that choose the option. The option is intended as a compliment to FFPSA and would allow states and counties to provide a complete prevention continuum to help prevent the initial occurrence of maltreatment and reduce the need for foster care by keeping families safely together. States that are not interested in the flexible funding option would continue claiming Title Iv-E under the traditional system.
Associate Commissioner, Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services