Children and Youth Funding Report

Child Welfare

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New Program Offers Hope, Results for Foster Kids, Families

A new family support program can help state foster care programs create safe havens for children in need, provide a stable environment while enabling families to resolve temporary issues, says the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). Overloaded state systems are failing the most vuln...

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$21M Supports Tribal Family Violence Victims, Organizations

HHS' Admin. for Children and Families (ACF) and Indian Health Service (IHS) award $21 million to support tribal domestic violence victims and organizations in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. ACF funding is being awarded under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)...

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HHS Awards $237M in Preschool Education Grants

The Education Dept. and HHS award $237 million in grants to 18 states in second year awards under the Preschool Development Grant (CFDA Number: 84.419) program to continue their work in expanding access to high-quality preschool for all children. Expanding access to high-quality preschool is cri...

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$5.8M in HHS Grants will Preserve Languages, Strengthen Early Childhood Development

The Health and Human Services Dept. will distribute $5.8 million to help tribal communities boost early learning and development services, enhance native language revitalization and improve the handling of child welfare cases including abuse and neglect. HHS will award $4.2 million for language ...

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Data Show One-in-Five Children Poor

Despite an improving economy, new government data show that 15.5 million children -- or more than one in five, about 21.1%, -- were poor. Young children in Black or Hispanic families appear to be faring the worst. Young children are the most likely to be poor, despite the evidence that poverty ...

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Farm-to-School Grants Working, Kids Will Eat Healthy, Vilsack Says

USDA's Farm to School Grant Program has helped 12,300 schools improve nutritious meal options made with local ingredients for 6.9 million students, while expanding market opportunities for family farmers, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The grants are funded through the Healthy, ...

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$1M Federal Grant goes for Tribal Foster Grandparent Program

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) makes a $1 million grant to the Chickasaw Nation for a new Senior Corps Foster Grandparent Program. It is the first time federal funds have gone to this type of program. The goal of the tribal program is to improve school readiness, ens...

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WIC Costs, Participation Remain Stable

The nation's special nutrition program of infants and young mothers, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, or WIC, has been extremely effective at providing help to disadvantaged families at critical times during their children's lives. WIC provides nutrit...

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Advocates Push for Additional Funding to Reach Disadvantaged Youth, Minorities

Lawmakers should increase funding programs that provide services for vulnerable youth, including young men of color and those disconnected from school and work, to keep young people connected and put them on a career or college path, advocates say. Arbitrary sequester caps continue to produce an...

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GOP Bills Would Move TANF Participants from Welfare to Work

Republican House lawmakers introduced bills to overhaul the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, encouraging beneficiaries to move from welfare to work. The bills are part of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-MN) efforts to revamp the nation's safety net ...

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