Foster Care Finance Reform
Dollars and Priorities: Should Foster Care Be Block Granted?
The Imprint will spend 2016 investigating how the federal government pays for child welfare, and the emerging momentum behind changing it. In this installment of our recently launched series on the financing of foster care, our two analysts tackle the idea of converting the existing federal entitlement into a capped amount of money, or a block grant.
Wyden-ing IV-E: What Comes Next for Child Welfare Financing
As we reported yesterday, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has proposed a major overhaul of the federal “IV-E” entitlement. The legislation would, for the first time, expand the scope of the multi-billion account beyond foster care and permit states to spend more freely on preservation, reunification and kinship support.