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93.645 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Social Security Act, Title IV-B, Subpart 1, as amended.
The purpose of the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services program is to promote state and tribal flexibility in the development and expansion of a coordinated child and family services program that utilizes community-based agencies and ensures all children are raised in safe, loving families.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds may be used for the following purposes: (a) protecting and promoting the welfare of all children; (b) preventing the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children; (c) supporting at-risk families through services that allow children to remain with their families or return to their families in a timely manner; (d) promoting the safety, permanence, and well-being of children in foster care and adoptive families; and (e) providing training, professional development, and support to ensure a well-qualified workforce. State and Tribal grantees may spend no more than 10 percent of the Federal allocation under title IV-B, subpart 1 for administrative costs. States may also not spend (or use as required matching funds) more title IV-B, subpart 1, funds for child care, foster care maintenance and adoption assistance payments than the State expended for those purposes in FY 2005. In addition, the amount of state expenditures of non-Federal funds for foster care maintenance payments that may be used as match for the title IV-B, subpart 1 award may not exceed the amount of such non-Federal expenditures applied as state match for title IV-B, subpart 1 for the FY 2005 grant.
Applicant Eligibility: States, the District of Columbia, Indian Tribes, Puerto Rico, the Northern Marianas, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.
Pre-application Coordination: Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Each State receives $70,000 for child welfare services. The Federal child welfare services appropriation is allotted to states on a variable formula which takes into account the child population under 21 and the complement of the State per capita income compared to the U.S. per capita income. The statistical factors used for fund allocation are: (1) the population of children under 21 years of age by State and the source is "Current Population Reports", P-25, Bureau of the Census; and (2) 3-year average per capita income by State and the source is the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce. Income factors for eligibility do not apply to this program. States receive Federal matching at a rate of 75 percent of their expenditures up to the limit of each State's allocation.
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: 75-1536-0-1-506.
In fiscal year 2001, 184 grants were awarded. It is anticipated that 184 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: Contact Regional Administrator, ACYF. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of addresses of the Regional offices.)
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: