One Month of Spending, Years of Child Welfare Reform
The continuing resolution (CR) signed by President Donald Trump this morning funds the government until March 23. But it changed the landscape of federal child welfare funding for the foreseeable future.
Lifeline for Federal Home Visiting Program In Senate Spending Bill, Not in House Plan
The Senate’s continuing resolution (CR) includes a five-year level extension of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which funds states to place professionals with new and expecting mothers.
Home Visiting Program Not Included in House Short-Term Spending Deal
Drafts of the continuing resolution (CR) passed by the House of Representatives tonight does not include an extension of Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV), a federal program that funds states to pair professionals with new and expecting mothers.
A Look Back at 2017: The Year in Youth Services
A Look Back at 2017: The Year in Youth Services It used to be easier to think back and recap a year. Now, between the tweets and the protests and the investigations and the bitmojis, one’s brain is so cloudy by late December it’s hard to make sense of it all.
At Year’s End, Many Youth-Related Programs and Policies On The Line
As the calendar year ends, Congress is poised to head home after the likely passage of a massive tax reform package today. But with less than two full weeks left in 2017, a lot of programs and policies important to youth and families are in limbo.
As Federal Home Visiting Remains In Limbo, Stress Sets In For Programs
It certainly feels like a long time ago that child welfare advocates were brimming with confidence that a bipartisan reauthorization for Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV) – the $400 million-per-year federal home visiting program that supports programs pairing professionals with young moms – would sail through Congress.
Tax Plan’s Deficits Could Prompt Elimination of Major Child Welfare Programs
The common narrative on the many iterations of the Republican-led tax reform package is that it adds something in the neighborhood of $1.5 trillion to the deficit. Various ideas on how to add more revenue to the plan have been bandied about by deficit hawks in the past few days to address that deficit.
Senators Introduce Home Visiting Bill Without State Match Requirement
With less than two weeks before the federal program to support home visiting expires, the Senate has introduced a bill that sets up a showdown of sorts with the House over whether to make states match the money.
MIECHV Match: House GOP Gambles Home Visiting Expansion on State’s Ponying Up
House Republicans want to grow the reach of the federal home visiting program – Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) – by making states match the money dollar-for-dollar with a combination of state, county and private funds.