Friday, April 3, 2009

Using Stimulus Funding for Foster Care

Child welfare professionals have several opportunities to access stimulus funding, in addition to increases in Title IVE. In a recent Youth Today article:

Although the funds are not described as "family preservation" money, child welfare workers and agencies can tap into more than $1.5 billion in emergency housing funds through the federal stimulus bill to help families whose children are at risk of being placed in foster care due to housing problems.
More information is available through the National Center for Housing & Child Welfare.

The Finance Project recently issued a report on stimulus funding to assist young people who are transitioning out of foster care:
This brief highlights key funding opportunities within ARRA for older youth in foster care, examines what services those funds can support, and includes tips on accessing each source.
For more information on foster care policies.

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