Technical Assistance Materials for Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Projects

These technical assistance documents assist states in developing full proposals for a waiver demonstration project. These documents include a template for waiver terms and conditions for capped allocations, a compilation of commonly asked questions about cost neutrality, and evaluation technical assistance documents.

  • Waiver Terms and Conditions Template for Capped Allocations - This document includes sample terms and conditions that describe which provisions of the Social Security Act and program regulations can be waived to allow states or tribes to operate a Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration project under a capped allocation methodology to establish the cost neutrality limit.
  • Waiver Terms and Conditions Template for Comparison Group - This document includes sample terms and conditions that describe which provisions of the Social Security Act and program regulations can be waived to allow states or tribes to operate a Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration project using a comparison group to establish the cost neutrality limit.
  • Commonly Asked Questions About Cost Neutrality - This document provides answers to commonly asked questions about the cost neutrality requirement of the Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration projects.
  • Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Projects Helpful Resources - This document provides a list of resources to inform title IV-E agencies in the development and implementation of their Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration projects.
  • Evaluation Technical Assistance for Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Projects - The Children’s Bureau supports a contract to provide evaluation technical assistance to title IV-E agencies in conducting evaluations of their Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration projects. This document summarizes the technical assistance contract to assist title IV-E agencies in evaluating these projects; assist the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) in monitoring and reviewing the progress of these evaluations; and synthesize and disseminate findings from the evaluations.
  • Evaluation Brief: Critical Issues in Evaluating Child Welfare Programs - This report examines several critical issues that have affected the evaluation efforts of many title IV-E agencies and reviews a range of strategies that states and tribes may consider to address these issues effectively.
Last Reviewed: July 5, 2017