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93.556 Promoting Safe and Stable Families
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Social Security Act, as amended, Title IV, Part B, Subpart 2; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993; Public Law 103-66; Social Security Amendments of 1994, Public Law 103-432; Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, Public Law 105-89.
To fund community-based family support services that promote the safety and well-being of children and families by enhancing family functioning and child development; to fund family preservation services that serve families at risk or in crisis, including the following services: reunification and adoption services, pre-placement/preventive services, follow-up services after return of a child from foster care, respite care, services designed to improve parenting skills; and infant safe haven programs; to fund time-limited family reunification services to facilitate the reunification of the child safety and appropriately within a timely fashion; and to fund adoption promotion and support services designed to encourage more adoptions out of the foster care system, when adoptions promote the best interests of children.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grantees must limit administrative expenditures to 10 percent of their allotment; all remaining funds must be spent for family preservation, family support services, time-limited family reunification services and adoption promotion and support services.
Applicant Eligibility: States, Territories and certain Indian Tribes are eligible applicants.
Pre-application Coordination: Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: State allotments are computed based on the number of children receiving food stamps. Allotments to Indian Tribes are based on a percent set aside of the total appropriation in each fiscal year and computed based on the number of children in the Tribe compared to the total number of children in eligible Indian tribes. However, grants will not be made to Indian Tribes whose allotment is less than $10,000. Allotments to Territories are based on the formula in subpart 1 of Title IV-B. Match: FFP is 75 percent of expenditures for services; States must provide a 25 percent match.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: After the end of each of the first four fiscal years, the States, Territories, and Indian Tribes must submit an interim review of progress toward accomplishment of the goals in the State or Tribal plan. After the end of the fifth fiscal year, the States and Indian Tribes must perform a final review of progress toward accomplishment of the goals.
Account Identification: 75-1512-0-1-506.
There were 127 grants awarded in fiscal year 2001. It is anticipated that 127 to 130 grants will be awarded in fiscal year 2002 and fiscal year 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
45 CFR 1355 and 45 CFR 1357.
Regional or Local Office: Consult Regional Administrators, Administration for Children and Families. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing.)
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: