Children and Youth Funding Report

Child Welfare

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(CHILD SAFETY) Foster Youth Still Falling Through Cracks in System

Agencies charged with protecting foster youth and making sure they get the help they need may actually be doing more harm than good, falling far short of their mission to ensure that foster children are safe and looked after. Fragmented responsibilities, interagency competition, and institutional c...

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(CHILDRENS HEALTH) Judge Rules Against Ohio's Use of $230M in Tobacco Settlement Funds

A state judge rules that Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) can't raid a $230 million smoking cessation fund and use it to promote the state's economic development. Judge David Fais, of the Franklin County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, issued a permanent injunction on the diversion of funds, created by t...

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(REGULATIONS) ACF Wants to Launch Universal Grant Application

The Health & Human Services Dept.'s (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is seeking public comment on a proposal for a universal grant application that grants seekers would have to use when applying for any of ACF's 50 discretionary funding programs.  Public Comment Deadlin...

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(GUIDANCE) ACF Wants to Question Participants in Sex-Ed Effort

The Administration for Children & Families wants to launch an ambitious survey that would question about 2.5 million youth who had participated in the Community Based Abstinence Education (CBAE). Comment Deadline: Sept. 8. The survey is intended to help gauge the effectiveness of the CBAE, whi...

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(NUTRITION) Michigan Officials Hoping for Upswing in Kids Nutrition Effort

Michigan officials are hopeful that participation in the children's summer nutrition program will grow this year as more schools and school districts are participating in the anti-hunger effort, according to the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). FRAC says that 314,997 summer program lunches ...

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(FUNDING) New Grants Effort Would Combat Chronic Homelessness

 A bipartisan Senate bill would—if signed into law— establish a grant program at the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at the Health and Human Services Dept. to help end chronic homelessness The bill, S 1523, the Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act, is s...

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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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