Children and Youth Funding Report

Child Welfare

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(LEGISLATION) Senators Offer Orphan-Adoption Bill

Senators offer a bill that would better coordinate the way the federal government supports adoption efforts of orphaned children. Specifically, the bill—the Families for Orphans Act, S.1458—would put in place a system to eradicate the unnecessary duplication of efforts in order to more efficiently m...

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(YOUTH) William T. Grant Foundation

 Deadline: Sept. 1. Since its inception in 1936, the William T. Grant Foundation has worked to further the understanding of human behavior through research. The majority of our funding supports research to improve the lives of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States.  This document deta...

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(REGULATIONS) ACF Wants to Collect ARRA Child Care Funding Data

The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) wants to require recipients of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) grants—funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)—to report how they have spent the money. Comment Deadline: Sept. 13. Currently, states and Tribes fill...

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(DISABILITIES) ACF to Begin Collating State Protection Data

The Administration for Children & Families later this year will begin collating state and Tribal data on Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System goals and priorities, according to a July 10 Federal Register notice. Comment deadline: Aug. 10. Each state is required to submit a Statement of Go...

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(GUIDANCE) ACF Seeks New Data from Infant Adoption Awareness Grantees

   The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) wants to implement a new follow-up report for those national, regional, and local adoption organizations which receive funding through the federal Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program (IAATP). Public Comment Deadline: July 22. ...

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(YOUTH) HHS Changes Funding Rules, Will Require 5 Percent Match

Health & Human Services Dept.'s Admin. for Children & Families (ACF) announces it will begin imposing a new 5% matching requirement beginning this year for projects to improve children and child support programs. The new match impacts programs funded via Section 1115 of the Social Security ...

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(YOUTH) Child Support Research Grants Offered by ACF

 Agency: Health & Human Services Dept. (Admin. for Children & Families,[ACF]); Program: Partnership to Strengthen Families—Child Support Enforcement/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)—University Partnership Demonstration Project (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2009-ACF-OCSE...

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(AT RISK YOUTH) Advocates Welcome Passage of Anti-Smoking Bill

Children and Youth advocates applauded the passage of a Senate bill—by a 79-17 margin—that would curb tobacco company's marketing practices aimed at children. Senate passage of the 'Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act' (H.R. 1256/S. 982) has the potential to reduce the range of tobacc...

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(FINAL RULE) FNS Eliminates Reimbursement Requirement for School Breakfast Aid

The Agriculture Dept.'s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) eliminates a National School Breakfast Program (SBP) regulation that required that a school's costs exceed the rate of reimbursement as a criterion for receiving the higher SBP severe-need funding. The final rule also allows state agen...

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HHS Seeks to Collect New Child Support Data

The Health And Human Services Dept's (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) wants to collect new child support enforcement data as part of its 2010 child support population survey. Collection of these data will assist legislators and policymakers in determining how effective their pol...

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