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  • Virginia Subsequent Primary Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Review (2019)

    This report describes the results of the subsequent primary review of Virginia’s Title IV-E foster care program.
  • IM-20-06

    This Information Memoranda (IM) provides information on best practices, resources, and recommendations for using foster care as a support for families in a way that mitigates the trauma of removal for the child and parents, expedites safe and successful reunification, and improves parent and child well-being outcomes. This Information Memorandum (IM) emphasizes the importance of state and tribal child welfare communities building and supporting relationships between resource families and parents to facilitate improved engagement of parents, promote timely reunification, build protective capacities in parents, and strengthen overall child and family well-being, while ensuring child safety.
  • Children’s Bureau Letter Regarding Existing Title IV-E Flexibility

    This letter from the Children’s Bureau to state and tribal child welfare leaders describes existing flexibilities in the title IV-E program that may help agencies better serve children, youth, and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • PI-20-08

    The purpose of this Program Instruction (PI) is to provide guidance to title IV-E agencies that on September 30, 2019 were operating a title IV-E child welfare waiver demonstration project under the authority of section 1130 of the Act on the actions required to be considered for a Funding Certainty Grant.
  • IM-20-05

    This Information Memorandum (IM) provides information to title IV-B/IV-E agencies of the enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act and to provide basic information on the new laws.
  • PI-20-09

    This Program Instruction (PI) provides State, Territorial, and Tribal title IV-E agencies (hereafter, "title IV-E agencies") with the revised form and instructions approved by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for reporting quarterly financial information on the title IV-E Foster Care, Adoption Assistance, Guardianship Assistance, Kinship Navigator and Prevention Services Programs, as well as annual information relating to Adoption Savings.
  • The FFPSA Title IV-E Prevention Program Implementation Updates

    The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) authorized new optional title IV-E funding for certain time-limited prevention services through creation of the title IV-E prevention program. The Children’s Bureau hosted a webinar to provide an update on the implementation of the title IV-E prevention program and to assist title IV-E agencies and their partners developing prevention plans in their jurisdictions.
  • Cloud Computing Service Models: A State Journey and Lessons Learned

    This webinar described Idaho's and Arizona's experiences implementing child welfare information systems using Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) cloud computing. The state panelists shared their experiences and took questions from participants regarding their state solution architecture, cloud solution procurements, cloud vendor management, solution implementation, and user experience.
  • PI-20-05

    This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance to state, territorial and tribal title IV-E agencies on the actions required to apply for title IV-B, subpart 2 funding to support the development, enhancement or evaluation of kinship navigator programs.
  • PI-20-04

    This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance to agencies administering title IV-B, subpart 1 of the Social Security Act (the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program) on the actions required to apply for a one-time Family First Prevention Services Act Transition Grant.