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New funding announced for primary child maltreatment prevention and community-based partnerships

Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families Funding Announcement
September 30, 2019

Today, the Children’s Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Children, Youth and Families, announced the first year of a five year award of nearly $25 million to nine community-based projects to help prevent child maltreatment and reduce entries into foster care.

National foster care and adoption data show the number of children in foster care, and children waiting to be adopted, has increased. While the number of children in foster care has increased for the last five years, the magnitude of each annual increase is becoming smaller, and the numbers of children achieving permanency through adoption has increased for the third year in a row.

Number of children in foster care continues to increase

Adoptions from foster care also on the rise
November 30, 2017

Newly released foster care and adoption data show an increase in the number of children in foster care and an increase in the number of adoptions from the U.S. child welfare system.

HHS' Administration for Children and Families releases the 26th edition of the Child Maltreatment Report, which analyzes data collected by state child protective services (CPS) agencies.

The Office of Community Services at HHS’ Administration for Children and Families has awarded $19.9 million to help 28 organizations implement community economic projects for disadvantaged communities through the Community Economic Development (CED) program.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) today announced new quality and safety standards aimed at providing for higher quality care and safer environments for millions of children, including our youngest learners.

More than half of homeless youth become homeless for the first time because they are asked to leave home by a parent or caregiver, and more than half say they have tried to stay at a shelter but it was full. Those findings resulted from a study released today by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

Nearly $18 million in adoption incentive payments to child welfare agencies in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico were awarded Sept. 18, 2015.

Newly released data from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Administration on Children, Youth and Families show that while the number of children in foster care was on the decline for most of the last decade, the numbers in the last two years have increased at the national level.
 

HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) today announced preliminary winners for its Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships grants to improve the quality of existing child care programs and expand access to high-quality care for infants and toddlers.