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This letter from the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services urges state Governors to classify child welfare workers and service providers as level 1 emergency responders to allow them greater access to personal protective equipment.

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.

Children’s Bureau Regional Program Managers

This table provides the status of independent systematic reviews submitted to HHS.

IM-20-04

Information on the updated method to calculate state and tribal funding under the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (Chafee) program.
February 13, 2020

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides information to grantees on the formula used to calculate allotments under the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (Chafee program), including information on adjustments to Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 awards and information on allotments calculated for FY 2020.

IM-20-03

Strengthening Technology Support for Recruitment, Approval, and Retention of Foster Homes
February 10, 2020

To inform title IV-E agencies on how to use CCWIS, non-CCWIS information systems, websites, and applications to support child welfare program activities related to the recruitment, approval, and retention of foster homes.

PI-20-02

Summary of the actions required for submission of states' Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) for fiscal year 2021, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) State Plan update, and the CFS-101, Part I, II, and III.
February 4, 2020

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance to states, territories, and insular areas (hereafter “states,” unless otherwise noted) on actions they are required to take to receive their allotments for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 (subject to the availability of appropriations) authorized under title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, section 106 of CAPTA, Chafee and ETV programs.