Guidance and Template Documents for Approved Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Projects

These documents can help staff from newly approved Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration projects complete the Initial Design and Implementation Report and subsequent quarterly progress reports, Semiannual Progress Reports, the Interim Evaluation Report, and the Evaluation Plan Outline.

  • Developmental Cost Plan Guidelines - This document provides guidelines for what should be included in the Developmental Cost Plan, which is typically due 30 days after the agency signs and accepts the waiver terms and conditions.
  • Initial Design and Implementation Report Guidance Document (November 2013) - This document explains the content to be included in the Initial Design and Implementation Report and subsequent quarterly progress reports.
  • Initial Design and Implementation Report and Subsequent Quarterly Progress Reports Templates - This template outlines what should be included in the Initial Design and Implementation Report and includes guidance for each heading. This report is typically due 90 days after the agency signs and accepts the waiver terms and conditions and serves as the first Quarterly Progress Report. This template outlines what should be included in the Quarterly Progress Report, which is due every 90 days after the agency signs and accepts the waiver terms and conditions during the developmental phase (i.e., before implementation begins), and what should be included in the Semiannual Progress Report, which is due every 180 days after implementation begins.
  • Demonstration Target Population Template (November 2013) - This document is not required to be completed by agencies, but it is intended to help them better understand the target population(s) to be served and may aid in the completion of the required Initial Design and Implementation Plan.
  • Demonstration Intervention Template (November 2013) - This document is not required to be completed by agencies, but it is intended to help them refine their project’s outcomes of interest and match interventions to those identified outcomes. This may aid in the completion of the required Initial Design and Implementation Plan.
  • Semiannual Progress Report Template (January 2016) - This template outlines what should be included in the Semiannual Progress Report, which is due every 180 days after implementation begins.
  • Interim Evaluation Report Template (January 2016) - This template outlines what should be included in the Interim Evaluation Report which is due no later than 60 days after the conclusion of the 10th quarter following the demonstration’s implementation date.
  • Evaluation Plan Outline - This document outlines what should be included in the Evaluation Plan, which is due 90 days after the agency awards its evaluation contract. Based on a review of the literature and discussions with experts in the field, ACYF and OPRE have compiled a list of screening and assessment instruments to measure child and adolescent well-being and trauma. The tables in this document provide information about instruments that may be useful to title IV-E agencies that are looking to implement or expand the use of screening and functional assessment for ongoing practice and waiver demonstration evaluations. The tables will be updated as more information becomes available on reliable and valid screening and assessment instruments that are applicable in a child welfare context.
Last Reviewed: July 5, 2017