Working to transform the child welfare system.

Governor: Funding is provided to expand evidence-based and promising practice in-home services to additional communities and families. These services improve birth outcomes and child development, prevent child abuse and neglect and increase school readiness. These funds are provided to the Home Visiting Service Account where they leverage a private match.
House: Funding is provided to expand home visiting services. $2 million from the Dedicated Marijuana Account will be transferred into the Home Visiting Services Account-state by the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery for this purpose.

Senate: One-time funding is transferred from the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Economic Services Administration, WorkFirst program to expand evidence-based home-visiting services. These funds are provided to the Home Visiting Services Account and matched at a rate of 50 percent private match per state dollar. The Department of Early Learning shall work with DSHS, Economic Services Administration to tailor these services to meet a Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) purpose so that spending on direct services to low-income clients will be counted toward meeting TANF maintenance of effort requirements. An estimated 640 additional low-income clients will be served.