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This document provides a schedule of the reporting requirements for states' and tribes' Child and Family Services Plans (CFSPs) and Annual Progress and Services Reports (APSRs).


Evaluation Plan Development Tip Sheet
August 13, 2019

This Information Memorandum provides an Evaluation Plan Development Tip Sheet to assist with developing an evaluation plan.


Engaging, empowering, and utilizing family and youth voice in all aspects of child welfare to drive case planning and system improvement.
August 1, 2019

The purpose of this Information Memorandum (IM) is to demonstrate that family and youth voice are critical to a well-functioning child welfare system and to strongly encourage all public child welfare agencies, dependency courts, and Court Improvement Programs to work together to ensure that family and youth voice are central in child welfare program planning and improvement efforts.


Approval of a revised form for reporting financial data on the title IV-E Foster Care, Adoption Assistance, Guardianship Assistance, Kinship Navigator and Prevention Services Programs
November 30, 2018


Program Instructions (PI), Title IV-E Programs Quarterly Financial Report, Form CB-496; Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS); Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) rate; Federal Financial Participation (FFP); Federal Fiscal Year (FFY); and On-Line Data Collection (OLDC)


Attachment A - Children’s Bureau Regional Program Managers and ACF Regional Grants Officers

Attachment B - Copy of the Form CB-496

Attachment C - Instructions to complete Form CB-496


Requirements for Participating in the Title IV-E Kinship Navigator Program
November 30, 2018

This program instruction provides instructions on how title IV-E agencies may participate in this new title IV-E Kinship Navigator Program.

Attachment A: Children’s Bureau Regional Program Managers
Attachment B: Title IV-E Plan Pre-Print Attachment XII - Kinship Navigator Program
Attachment C: Clearinghouse initial practice criteria


Tribal Title IV-E Agency Requirements for Electing Title IV-E Prevention and Family Services and Programs
November 30, 2018

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instructions to tribal title IV-E agencies administering or supervising the administration of title IV-E under sections 479B and 471(a) of the Act on the title IV-E prevention program requirements.


Efforts by child welfare agencies, local communities, and federal agencies to end family and youth homelessness
January 18, 2017

This Information Memorandum (IM) shares information on Federal efforts and resources to enhance child welfare’s response to family and youth homelessness.


High Quality Legal Representation for All Parties in Child Welfare Proceedings
January 17, 2017

This Information Memorandum (IM) encourages all child welfare agencies, courts, administrative offices of the courts, and Court Improvement Programs to work together to ensure parents, children and youth, and child welfare agencies, receive high quality legal representation at all stages of child welfare proceedings.

This letter from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families provides guidance to child welfare leaders about recent and upcoming policies regarding educational stability for children in foster care.

U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) provided this joint guidance as a key tool for educational and child welfare agencies to use as they embark on establishing new partnerships and implementing the new provisions of the law.