Key Funding Streams to Keep Families Supported, Connected and Safe

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

February 14, 2022

Summary

The Family First Prevention Services Act provides an important opportunity for child welfare leaders to support families with Title IV-E funding. However, Family First is just one piece of the puzzle.

Developing an array of services to meet family needs requires child welfare leaders to understand funding that is administered by other agencies and to work across sectors to support a broad range of services.

This quick, four-page brief highlights federal funding streams that can support a continuum of services to prevent children from entering the child welfare system and foster care. It also shares examples of how communities are leveraging such funding streams at the local level. It is part of the Funding Strategies to Support Families series. 

To read another brief in this series, go to “Six Strategies for Keeping Families Supported, Connected and Safe."

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Key Takeaway

Your go-to resource for exploring funding options that can help keep families together

This brief delivers information in easy-to-read tables that identify the various funding streams, what they support, who the administering agency is and how families will benefit. It also spotlights how five states — Nebraska, Colorado, Washington, Massachusetts and North Carolina — are leveraging funding streams in different ways to help families stay together and stay supported, connected and safe.

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