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Child Welfare: An Overview of Federal Programs and Their Current Funding

Contents
Introduction...................................................................................................................................... 1
FY2015 Appropriations for Child Welfare ...................................................................................... 2
Effect of Sequestration on FY2015 Child Welfare Funding ...................................................... 3
Federal Child Welfare Programs ...................................................................................................... 4
Title IV-B of the Social Security Act ............................................................................................... 4
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services ......................................................................... 4
Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program (PSSF) .............................................................. 6
Reservation of PSSF Funds for Related Grants and Activities ........................................... 7
Family Connection Grants ......................................................................................................... 8
Child Welfare Research, Training, or Demonstration Projects .................................................. 9
National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) .................................... 11
Title IV-E of the Social Security Act ............................................................................................. 12
Foster Care............................................................................................................................... 13
Adoption Assistance ................................................................................................................ 14
Kinship Guardianship Assistance ............................................................................................ 15
Final Budget Authority by Title IV-E Program Component.............................................. 16
Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development and Technical Assistance ............................................... 16
Chafee Foster Care Independence Program ............................................................................ 17
Chafee Educational and Training Vouchers ............................................................................. 18
Final Funding for the CFCIP Program, Including ETVs................................................... 18
Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentive Payments .......................................................... 19
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) ...................................................................... 20
CAPTA State Grants ................................................................................................................ 20
CAPTA Discretionary Activities ............................................................................................. 21
Community-Based Grants to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect ............................................. 23
Children’s Justice Act Grants .................................................................................................. 24
Victims of Child Abuse Act ........................................................................................................... 25
Improving Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse Cases ............................................ 25
Court-Appointed Special Advocates ....................................................................................... 27
Child Abuse Training for Judicial Personnel and Practitioners ............................................... 28
Other Programs .............................................................................................................................. 29
Adoption Opportunities ........................................................................................................... 29
Abandoned Infants Assistance ................................................................................................. 32

Tables
Table 1. Final Funding for Child Welfare Programs ........................................................................ 1
Table 2. Final Funding for Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program...................... 5
Table 3. Final Funding for Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) Program .......................... 6
Table 4. Final Discretionary and Mandatory PSSF Funding, by Program/Activity ........................ 7
Table 5. Final Funding for Family Connection Grants .................................................................... 9
Table 6. Final Funding for Child Welfare Research, Training, or Demonstration Projects ................. 10

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