Practice Guide

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.

January 1, 2010

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How to establish a Title IV-E quality assurance protocol.

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    Steps states can take to maximize their Title IV-E training reimbursement.

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    Where states misstep in matching funding streams to their service needs.

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    Potential funding streams for permanency and post-permanency services.

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.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations