The following information is shared from the Children’s Bureau regarding the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act and the use of Title IV-E programmatic options to improve support to relative caregivers and the children in their care. 

WEBINAR: Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act

Please join the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau, for a webinar on the child welfare provisions in the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act, recently enacted as Division X of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.  During the webinar, a high-level overview of the provision will be shared. ACF Assistant Secretary Lynn A. Johnson and Associate Commissioner Jerry Milner will attend and give remarks.

Date: January 7, 2021

Time: 4pm-5pm ET

Zoom Webinar Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__snFeTjOS_2T-ojiwNcebQ

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Guidance on Use of Title IV-E Programmatic Options

The Children’s Bureau (CB) is pleased to share Information Memorandum ACYF-CB-IM-08 on Use of Title IV-E Programmatic Options to Improve Support to Relative Caregivers and the Children in Their Care. This Information Memorandum (attached) encourages title IV-E agencies to make use of flexibilities and options within the title IV-E program to improve support for relatives and kin caring for children in foster care. These options include making use of waivers of non-safety related foster care licensing standards for relative foster care providers and participating in the title IV-E Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP).

Questions may be directed to CB Regional Program Managers.

 

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