Title IV-E Reviews

The regulatory reviews of the title IV-E Foster Care program determine whether children in foster care meet the federal eligibility requirements for foster care maintenance payments claimed on their behalf. During these reviews, the Children’s Bureau examines child and provider case records, as well as payment documentation, to validate the accuracy of a Title IV-E agency’s reimbursement claims of foster care payments. Each Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Review (IV-E Review) details the strengths and weaknesses of a Title IV-E agency's program and identifies technical assistance that may be needed for program improvement.


General Information

Annual Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Reviews Schedules

Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Reviews Fact Sheet - Information on the history, purpose, and process of the IV-E Reviews

Title IV-E Legislation/Policy - Information about legislation and policy related to IV-E Reviews


Instruments, Tools, and Guides for Title IV-E Reviews

This section includes documents used to plan and conduct IV-E Reviews.

Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Review Guide - Suggestions and guidance on planning, conducting, and completing a IV-E Review

Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility On-Site Review Instrument - Instrument completed during the onsite IV-E Reviews

Title IV-E Program Improvement Plan Instructions and Template - Template suggested to guide Title IV-E agencies on developing a Program Improvement Plan (PIP) in response to findings of their IV-E Review


Title IV-E Final Reports and Program Improvement Plans

This section includes the IV-E Review reports of final findings and the Program Improvement Plans (PIPs).


Peer Reviewer Information for Title IV-E Reviews

This section includes information on and resources for child welfare professionals recruited and trained to serve as reviewers for the IV-E Reviews.

Peer Reviewer Information - Information about the recruitment and training of child welfare professionals to serve as reviewers to supplement the Children's Bureau federal review team for the IV-E Reviews.

Last Reviewed: May 30, 2019