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PI-20-12

Instructions for State Courts on Submitting New Five-Year Strategic Plan for FY 2022 – 2026 and Applying for Court Improvement Program (CIP) Funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022
December 17, 2020

The purpose of this Program Instruction is to set forth the eligibility requirements and grant application procedures for the basic, data and training CIP grants for FY 2022, including the development of a new five-year strategic plan, and to provide guidance on the requirements for state courts to continuously assess and improve the handling of court proceedings related to child welfare and enhance collaboration with title IV-B/IV-E agencies and tribes.

This letter urges attorneys, courts, Court Improvement Programs, and administrative offices of the courts to work together to ensure that requisite judicial proceedings continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.