Funding Permanency Services

A Guide to Leveraging Federal, State and Local Dollars

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 1, 2010


This guide helps readers brush up on the finer points of child welfare funding — including new opportunities made possible by the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. It also highlights how states and localities can dial back costly congregate care in favor of community-based permanency services for children and families.

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Key Takeaway

Meet your go-to guide for maximizing federal funding to support vulnerable children and families

States and localities are often unfamiliar with how to make the most of federal funding streams to provide permanency services that support children and families. This guide walks child welfare directors and financial managers through four key strategies that can help them get fiscally creative and fund permanence now.

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