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5/30/2019

Alabama total spending: $281,886,848

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$67,172,306 $10,648,372 $1,525,822 $0 $22,966,908 $8,807,141 $23,224,063

Alabama total spending: $281,886,848

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$67,172,306 $10,648,372 $1,525,822 $0 $22,966,908 $8,807,141 $23,224,063

Alaska total spending: $131,622,834

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$99,168,369 $46,143,864 $410,621 $2,668,118 $598,121 $2,589,103 $2,802,437 $37,075,464

Arizona total spending: $613,625,800

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$442,351,088 $448,413,973 $13,847,689 $12,277,057 $0 $129,467,396 $21,043,599 $271,778,232

Arkansas total spending: $137,876,516

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$62,120,943 $92,804,224 $6,761,984 $1,319,498 $886,472 $10,342,731 $10,630,618 $62,862,921

California total spending: $4,097,468,449

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$1,932,729,891 $2,505,154,248 $62,385.879 $5,254,728 $141,564,502 $246,569,396 $278,616,158 $1,770,763,585

Colorado total spending: $413,358,464

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$241,164,147 $126,163,189 $6,854,182 $534,738 $4,240,076 $23,900,382 $0 $90,633,811

Connecticut total spending: $751,110,234

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$469,472,079 $303,400,169 $4,105,653 $10,564,589 $23,662,601 $154,407,967 $3,209,614 $107,449,745

Delaware total spending: : $67,474,477

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$55,923,266 $11,478,270 $495,520 $939,762 $0 $1,808,985 $1,263,398 $6,970,605

Florida total spending: $1,092,725,805

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$542,298,531 $736,366,057 $36,537,775 $20,885,498 $1,772,531 $188,245,254 $162,645,717 $325,279,282

Georgia total spending: $555,622,633

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$352,381,114 $359,861,953 $12,253,646 $10,859,212 $205,061 $201,862,696 $8,875,596 $125,805,742

Hawaii total spending: $113,258,459

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$63,759,835 $48,291,040 $933,390 $25,110,542 $0 $5,045,144 $6,097,268 $13,104,696

Idaho total spending: $57,911,139

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$21,407,580 $39,286,639 $3,137,604 $10,713,659 $282,816 $5,885,338 $17,372,255 $1,894,967

Illinois total spending: $1,126,526,078

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$447,834,203 $637,728,372 $22,998,964 $277,980,785 $13,214,673 $11,138,485 $291,168,194 $21,227,271

Indiana total spending: $793,901,864

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$446,697,321 $360,632,533 $20,569,248 $39,914,201 $4,467,262 $28,188,746 $250,366,829 $17,126,247

Iowa total spending: $286,519,612

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$127,991,677 $144,809,696 $4,335,139 $57,442,995 $0 $21,444,568 $57,587,557 $3,999,437

Kansas total spending: $232,829,029

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$168,791,305 $89,921,802 $4,296,056 $23,714,142 $256,470 $19,175,296 $41,180,847 $1,298,991

Kentucky total spending: $534,897,728

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$347,689,363 $212,340,939 $10,992,579 $71,387,586 $0 $24,958,776 $92,019,063 $12,982,935

Louisiana total spending: $188,781,870

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$45,844,570 $160,326,922 $11,739,469 $44,879,043 $3,312,713 $41,114,884 $53,635,258 $5,645,555

Maine total spending: $117,786,471

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$92,743,898 $40,602,294 $0 $1,971,240 $0 $6,012,284 $30,753,047 $1,865,723

Maryland total spending: $542,939,363

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$365,130,830 $142,815,954 $7,241,807 $31,648,979 $5,298,857 $13,379,971 $84,161,544 $1,084,796

Massachusetts total spending: $822,945,421

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$670,925,980 $222,823,048 $7,511,367 $0 $28,813,574 $78,563,567 $100,259,984 $7,674,555

Michigan total spending: $1,118,271,929

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$451,490,438 $709,092,905 $20,623,879 $76,251,161 $378,599,777 $224,245,002 $1,309,648 $8,063,438

Minnesota total spending: $518,253,200

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$404,558,416 $158,581,003 $6,014,529 $56,859,583 $23,007,793 $59,224,854 $13,474,244 $0

Mississippi total spending: $146,055,452

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$80,255,874 $80,226,399 $7,091,002 $13,008,512 $16,387,737 $37,715,556 $6,023,592 $0

Missouri total spending: $520,529,129

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$107,782,270 $291,435,255 $10,021,910 $31,308,288 $8,895,254 $42,776,891

Montana total spending: $69,952,240

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$50,179,226 $31,214,611 $0 $5,289,653 $1,216,701 $21,534,662 $1,175,369 $1,998,226

Nebraska total spending: $226,602,452

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$115,114,553 $44,077,602 $0 $5,213,181 $1,421,919 $28,095,547 $0 $9,346,954

Nevada total spending: $220,120,630

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$127,794,937 $87,386,556 $0 $4,289,573 $4,728,411 $0 $2,125,831 $76,242,740

New Hampshire total spending: $59,035,217

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$42,704,096 $42,273,023 $18,334,743 $1,573,666 $1,226,032 $4,780,607 $1,950,209 $14,407,766

New Jersey total spending: $982,227,690

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$648,971,013 $375,536,970 $114,093,774 $51,986,053 $10,778,085 $10,778,085 $18,839,373 $167,499,685

New Mexico total spending: $92,089,784

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$38,450,932 $55,715,948 $114,093,774 $934,004 $4,511,011 $818,341 $2,311,437 $39,777,554

New York total spending: $2,829,814,542

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$1,444,635,189 $807,539,339 $172,167,201 $2,600,000 $29,337,819 $0 $9,048,543 $594,385,776

North Carolina total spending: $561,406,915

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$351,177,758 $252,696,282 $89,090,046 $0 $18,656,008 $17,899,244 $2,128,833 $124,893,112

North Dakota total spending: $69,376,190

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$24,292,643 $47,167,751 $22,824,562 $1,574,964 $688,159 $0 $1,801,983 $20,278,083

Ohio total spending: $1,278,560,465

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$732,683,045 $566,612,445 $45,488,211 $0 $20,820,699 $15,605,561 $6,238,877 $476,459,097

Oklahoma total spending: $337,115,338

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$258,923,669 $196,158,155 $4,926,927 $4,168,322 $22,104,054 $26,146245 $19,722,737 $119,089,870

Oregon total spending: $454,155,295

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$202,664,645 $268,857,668 $6,433,172 $7,137,657 $25,020,029 $9,899,023 $75,730,290 $144,637,496

Pennsylvania total spending: $1,752,747,125

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$1,348,422,214 $377,682,023 $18,007,338 $13,987,748 $992,496 $12,021,000 $58,265,040 $274,408,401

Rhode Island total spending: $189,740,218

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$130,458,459 $60,650,079 $1,373,109 $4,084,863 $0 $11,500,631 $24,821,240 $18,870,236

South Carolina total spending: $250,998,664

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$93,418,877 $147,984,300 $7,206,226 $5,201,297 $46,579,811 $14,776,349 $13,232,684 $60,987,933

South Dakota total spending: $56,259,561

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$33,974,545 $25,212,518 $1,173,308 $1,150,331 $3,338,058 $2,489,988 $6,461,831 $10,599,002

Tennessee total spending: $680,267,700

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$403,631,281 $330,262,087 $11,181,300 $7,359,000 $16,189,300 $0 $195,640,800 $99,891,687

Texas total spending: $1,338,260,587

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$828,042,006 $730,329,297 $54,388,326 $61,272,380 $1,395,770 $5,424,365 $288,290,987 $319,557,469

Utah total spending: $177,970,322

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$107,016,053 $75,999,895 $5,789,333 $3,398,191 $259,851 $18,460,736 $15,533,900 $32,557,884

Vermont total spending: $71,142,576

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$19,721,050 $23,837,536 $22,822,854 $1,014,682

Virginia total spending: $617,208,810

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$417,905,587 $255,191,084 $10,369,266 $6,760,254 $38,881,728 $46,089,109 $41,772,262 $111,318,465

Washington total spending: $527,402,898

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$287,807,988 $252,751,060 $11,269,262 $8,192,369 $32,991,943 $18,645,394 $38,848,400 $142,803,692

West Virginia total spending: $129,971,458

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$137,705,392 $129,360,633 $3,770,640 $1,663,047 $16,677,435 $11,268,353 $20,195,102 $75,786,056

Wisconsin total spending: $444,821,878

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$300,703,620 $162,599,091 $19,405,845 $4,708,571 $240,621 $10,455,265 $10,362,844 $117,425,945

Wyoming total spending: $38,125,996

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$31,661,285 $20,106,898 $2,886,437 $0 $546,610 $12,258,730 $679,500 $3,735,621

Alabama total spending: $281,886,848

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$147,350,866 $134,535,982 $11,086,469 $2,755,486 $46,317,717 $40,073,807 $19,237,260 $15,065,243

Alabama total spending: $281,886,848

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$147,350,866 $134,535,982 $11,086,469 $2,755,486 $46,317,717 $40,073,807 $19,237,260 $15,065,243

Alaska total spending: $131,622,834

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$91,031,265 $40,591,569 $29,996,884 $8,165,126 $1,148,830 $881,340 $399,389 $0

Arizona total spending: $613,625,800

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$239,572,200 $374,053,600 $204,192,600 $14,483,600 $110,766,600 $13,831,000 $30,779,800 $0

Arkansas total spending: $137,876,516

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$55,651,272 $82,225,244 $2,754,430 $58,704,698 $9,080,683 $7,330,671 $1,943,042 $2,411,720

California total spending: $4,097,468,449

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$1,789,741,512 $2,307,726,937 $1,601,635,381 $60,580,436 $236,764,961 $277,740,267 $124,888,148 $6,117,744

Colorado total spending: $413,358,464

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$294,484,389 $118,874,075 $80,246,683 $23,529,113 $4,882,463 $4,049,029 $6,166,787 $0

Connecticut total spending: $751,110,234

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$484,256,618 $266,853,616 $137,175,265 $99,951,027 $4,428,528 $3,209,614 $10,836,032 $11,253,150

Delaware total spending: $67,474,477

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$53,319,900 $14,154,577 $10,084,584 $1,721,070 $400,000 $723,927 $0 $1,224,996

Florida total spending: $1,092,725,805

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$520,326,786 $572,399,019 $283,984,075 $163,667,640$1,207,731 $75,219,438 $14,505,723 $33,814,412

Georgia total spending: $555,622,633

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$208,864,817 $346,757,816 $114,448,091 $195,128,588 $20,918,134 $7,634,795 $6,977,325 $1,650,884

Hawaii total spending: $113,258,459

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$68,508,169 $44,750,290 $28,298,025 $989,210 $134,118 $13,535,883 $1,793,054 $0

Idaho total spending: $57,911,139

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$18,918,400 $38,992,739 $16,907,333 $8,925,741 $7,513,176 $2,900,181 $350,793 $2,395,515

Illinois total spending: $1,126,526,078

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$484,296,745 $642,229,333 $292,899,338 $276,762,855 $22,876,815 $22,589,624 $13,158,278 $13,942,423

Indiana total spending: $703,901,864

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$537,430,946 $256,470,918 $181,865,054 $8,730,184 $27,627,514 $12,917,685 $22,005,385 $3,325,096

Iowa total spending: $286,519,612

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$149,764,077 $136,755,535 $0 $58,015,453 $15,980,082 $4,945,992 $6,182,749 $51,631,259

Kansas total spending: $232,829,029

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$143,970,544 $88,858,485 $38,850,635 $19,108,943 $20,800,203 $4,540,356 $5,333,514 $224,834

Kentucky total spending: $534,897,728

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$330,846,700 $204,051,028 $79,057,073 $80,705,994 $21,891,130 $11,988,851 $10,407,980 $0

Louisiana total spending: $188,781,870

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$50,380,293 $138,401,577 $58,395,879 $42,125,435 $19,616,266 $3,727,934 $3,294,050 $11,242,013

Maine total spending: $117,786,471

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$75,631,907 $42,154,564 $30,182,790 $2,700,916 $7,437,064 $1,833,794 $0

Maryland total spending: $542,939,363

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$404,389,629 $138,549,734 $83,025,091 $17,252,254 $10,235,729 $19,957,696 $870,690 $7,208,274

Massachusetts total spending: $822,945,421

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$619,329,081 $203,616,340 $92,483,243 $9,564,967 $78,212,604 $15,259,029 $8,096,497 $0

Michigan total spending: $1,118,271,929

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$387,687,271 $730,584,658 $323,836,801 $275,712,571 $103,301,389 $18,970,277 $8,763,620 $0

Minnesota total spending: $518,253,200

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$359,766,601 $158,486,599 $55,122,496 $58,596,143 $14,804,368 $24,095,476 $5,868,116 $0

Mississippi total spending: $146,055,452

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$72,294,747 $73,760,705 $5,314,488 $12,995,758 $15,197,605 $8,658,345 $31,594,509 $0

Missouri total spending: $520,529,129

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$253,361,691 $267,167,438 $12,496,033 $39,462,302 $74,312,459 $10,800,693 $99,961,604 $30,134,347

Montana total spending: $69,952,240

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$39,123,039 $30,829,201 $2,982,350 $1,998,226 $19,831,001 $1,416,834 $0 $4,600,790

Nebraska total spending: $226,602,452

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$156,756,327 $69,846,125 $807,860 $9,892,977 $51,164,340 $0 $4,776,058 $3,204,890

Nevada total spending: $220,120,630

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$145,182,228 $74,938,402 $2,755,398 $4,504,999 $63,443,921 $0 $0 $4,234,084

New Hampshire total spending: $59,035,217

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$32,503,625 $26,531,592 $1,899,776 $14,687,595 $4,453,856 $1,957,656 $1,771,614 $1,761,095

New Jersey total spending: $982,227,690

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$641,514,832 $340,712,858 $17,481,526 $160,594,865 $111,644,631 $12,340,000 $28,520,486 $10,131,150

New Mexico total spending: $92,089,784

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$33,476,000 $58,613,784 $3,555,957 $37,787,315 $12,231,713 $0 $1,014,909 $4,023,890

New York total spending: $2,829,814,542

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$1,732,237,988 $1,097,576,554 $2,945,292 $549,090,211 $174,273,777 $334,321,276 $7,664,384 $29,281,614

North Carolina total spending: $561,406,915

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$308,034,436 $253,372,479 $13,191 $115,588,639 $19,432,030 $93,522,317 $2,974,844 $29,841,458

North Dakota total spending: $69,376,190

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$28,104,645 $41,271,545 $1,986,587 $18,538,006 $0 $18,672,361 $1,376,893 $697,698

Ohio total spending: $1,278,560,465

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$816,423,059 $462,137,406 $0 $384,202,731 $37,810,275 $14,986,057 $1,196,883 $23,941,460

Oklahoma total spending: $337,115,338

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$181,345,096 $155,770,242 $5,906,290 $95,679,421 $18,287,703 $26,093,874 $4,115,608 $5,687,346

Oregon total spending: $454,155,295

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$216,129,478 $238,025,817 $21,310,596 $122,996,550 $21,618,975 $56,427,031 $7,630,365 $8,042,300

Pennsylvania total spending: $1,752,747,125

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$1,385,476,231 $367,270,894 $1,041,505 $249,443,403 $58,450,772 $12,021,000 $27,738,436 $18,575,778

Rhode Island total spending: $189,740,218

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$128,455,673 $61,284,545 $22,089,216 $21,973,304 $1,547,748 $1,499,250 $4,789,748 $9,385,269

South Carolina total spending: $250,998,664

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$97,433,846 $153,564,818 $38,740,447 $54,092,908 $9,700,483 $17,915,577 $4,356,993 $26,758,410

South Dakota total spending: $56,259,561

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$31,102,227 $25,157,334 $6,330,133 $10,046,551 $1,267,643 $3,473,845 $1,373,750 $2,665,412

Tennessee total spending: $680,267,700

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$370,276,800 $309,990,900 $180,896,000 $89,220,800 $16,251,300 $0 $2,054,200 $21,568,600

Texas total spending: $1,338,260,587

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$659,155,102 $679,105,485 $4,562,181 $308,482,251 $60,329,902 $259,277,059 $45,040,384 $1,403,708

Utah total spending: $177,970,322

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$106,505,215 $71,465,107 $14,362,873 $31,744,353 $5,960,983 $15,604,084 $3,792,814 $0

Vermont total spending: $71,142,576

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$19,338,344 $51,804,232 $22,625,888 $18,285,906 $1,587,335 $4,948,709 $1,384,952 $2,971,442

Virginia total spending: $617,208,810

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$405,417,448 $211,791,362 $32,370,782 $93,624,011 $10,005,679 $38,962,771 $3,248,391 $33,579,728

Washington total spending: $527,402,898

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$301,619,818 $225,783,080 $13,853,101 $117,126,468 $13,361,394 $41,730,575 $11,479,420 $28,232,122

West Virginia total spending: $129,971,458

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$21,010,760 $108,960,698 $0 $70,543,931 $12,154,249 $14,546,552 $1,468,688 $10,247,278

Wisconsin total spending: $444,821,878

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$296,749,266 $148,072,612 $10,325,271 $111,079,565 $9,529,288 $1,865,769 $10,660,766 $4,611,953

Wyoming total spending: $38,125,996

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$18,463,675 $19,662,321 $2,448,064 $14,935,077 $517,683 $1,544,632 $216,865 $0

Alabama total spending: $298,638,882

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$159,206,357 $139,084,485 $348,040 $43,595,695 $80,424,757 $80,424,757 $17,054,085 $884,216 $11,583,468 $5,664,161

Alabama total spending: $298,638,882

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$159,206,357 $139,084,485 $348,040 $43,595,695 $80,424,757 $80,424,757 $17,054,085 $884,216 $11,583,468 $5,664,161

Alaska total spending: $149,118,449

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$105,103,385 $44,015,064 $0 $8,200,741 $30,025,285 $84,424,757 $5,026,750 $762,288 $0 N/A

Arizona total spending: $533,341,049

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$357,596,249 $175,744,800 $0 $122,955,700 $176,173,813 $84,424,757 $41,824,800 $14,845,400 $1,796,536 $0

Arkansas total spending: $143,244,928

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$81,584,065 $61,660,863 $0 $10,409,632 $55,002,493 $80,424,757 $7,457,441 $1,973,831 $6,424,018 $316,649

California total spending: $3,926,431,373

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$2,129,710,118 $1,796,721,255 $0 $288,245,660 $1,436,200,688 $3,489,165 $115,020,78191  $66,923,507 $219,830,317

Colorado total spending: $419,715,208

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$9,875,468 $37,713,310 $15,328,817 $781,636 $2,962,307 $1,890,507 $0 $16,128,125 $15,950,735

Connecticut total spending: $601,733,040

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$337,015,523 $0 $264,717,517 $3,209,615 $84,956,247 $9,699,352 $14,598,600 $3,831,527 $148,422,176

Delaware total spending: $58,529,941

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$48,233,600 $0 $10,296,341 $1,350,656 $5,722,159 $1,124,464 $0 $1,740,262 $358,800

Florida total spending: $1,107,773,735

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$600,689,855 $1,243,494 $505,840,386 $144,088,700 $253,876,020 $21,187,837 $1,231,880 $24,784,468 $155,520,950

Georgia total spending: $550,747,881

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$348,304,487 $4,861,767 $197,581,627 $10,405,284 $111,588,682 $1,380,564 $9,147,542 $22,589,714 $193,192,701

Hawaii total spending: $62,299,243

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$32,715,825 $29,583,418 $30,679,716  $2,036,109 

Idaho total spending: $51,187,879

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$32,998,079 $18,189,800 $0 $5,015,974 $15,816,960 $314,709 $334,589 $3,004,682 $8,511,165

Illinois total spending: $1,181,335,596

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$657,818.169 $523,517,427 $0 $264,199,222 $302,121,799 $24,757,530 $13,700,685 $28,391,874 $24,647,059

Indiana total spending: $620,936,473

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$206,658,806 $414,277,667 $19,274,827  $146,420,471  $5,714,953  $9,157,662  $13,801,731  $12,289,162 

Iowa total spending: $275,362,601

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$138,737,139 $136,381,795 $243,667 $47,339,788 $59,415,422 $7,409,572 $0 $5,816,969 $16,400,044 

Kansas total spending: $238,231,498

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$151,218,418 $87,013,080 $0 $20,678,366 $38,355,293 $1,026,992 $154,075 $5,139,222 $21,659,132 

Kentucky total spending: $509,379,793

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$315,824,116 $193,555,677 $0 $66,293,750 $83,791,131 $13,921,417 $0 $11,311,082 $18,238,297

Louisiana total spending: $203,811,944

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$165,978,952 $37,832,992 N/A $59,145,836 $63,240,400 $5,578,566 $3,410,151 $16,421,498 $18,182,501

Maine total spending: $113,484,127

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$77,181,050 $36,303,077 $0 $0 $31,671,920 $2,005,163 $0  $2,625,994  $0

Maryland total spending: $545,582,756

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$337,672,555 $201,115,217 $6,794,984 $7,743,337 $92,161,853 $1,239,930 $42,867,676 $25,852,102 $10,350,809 $31,250,319

Massachusetts total spending: $730,997,988

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$530,273,832 $200,724,156 $0 $10,227,196  $90,532,265  $8,431,159  $81,182,727  $0 $10,350,809 

Michigan total spending: $994,416,609

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$621,172,988 $353,847,521 $19,396,100 $21,918,000  $240,563,543  $2,207,445   $250,312,000  $106,172,000  $0 

Minnesota total spending: $529,778,891

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$250,691,101 $123,800,110 $155,287,680 $7,866,696 $66,491,155  $4,133,404 $15,483,108  $21,653,503  $44,925,730  $0

Mississippi total spending: $111,666,884

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$58,328,884 $53,338,000 $0 $7,866,696 $23,479,427 $4,133,404 $0 $9,181,940 $13,667,417

Missouri total spending: $492,086,422

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$249,529,290 $242,557,132 $0 $52,720,247 $99,540,569 $35,490,465 $31,390,720 $14,346,355 $16,040,934

Montana total spending: $66,986,320

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$36,059,115 $30,927,205 $0 $2,265,132 $19,564,431 $3,962,507 $0 $3,351,054 $1,784,081

Nebraska total spending: $217,927,440

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$49,273,287 $168,654,153 $0 $6,671,319 $29,952,711 $2,982,427 $791,818 $7,189,746 $1,685,266

Nevada total spending: $122,837,546

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$60,952,503 $61,885,043 $0 $4,536,288 $51,491,712 $4,697,265 $435,561 $724,217 $0

New Hampshire total spending: $64,589,806

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$28,806,164 $34,892,794 $890,848 $1,538,434 $1,765,945 $14,730,090 $1,326,986 $5,918,690 $3,526,020

New Jersey total spending: $962,082,727

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$308,897,721 $653,185,006 $0 $30,348,932 $7,480,509 $145,328,208 $10,718,969 $0 $102,681,103 $12,340,000

New Mexico total spending: $98,553,891

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$36,255,179 $62,298,712 $0 $4,820,707 $1,418,030 $736,813 $46,614,929 $8,708,233 $0

New York total spending: $3,025,777,378

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$675,850,683 $1,292,819,317 $1,057,107,378 $32,572,085 $3,112,793 $49,385,776 $548,755,730 $291,088,117 $367,904,816

North Carolina total spending: $498,418,513

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$81,652,868 $269,088,376 $147,677,269 $15,865,530 $2,614,616 $14,588 $124,081,315 $103,969,201 $22,543,126

North Dakota total spending: $62,917,595

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$9,875,468 $37,713,310 $15,328,817 $781,636 $2,962,307 $1,890,507 $0 $16,128,125 $15,950,735

Ohio total spending: $1,340,213,436

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$86,867,877 $810,127,503 $443,218,056 $23,319,879 $1,869,595 $3,037,281 $2,250,258 $26,176,893 $386,564,150

Oklahoma total spending: $258,260,486

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$0 $149,984,657 $108,275,829 $23,301,122 $66,722,203 $32,878,970 $5,809,057 $11,032,949 $10,240,356

Oregon total spending: $466,077,801

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$0 $264,049,447 $202,028,354 $67,530,776 $37,015,032 $13,706,464 $115,719,565 $22,403,949 $7,673,661

Pennsylvania total spending: $1,702,034,451

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$363,540,901 $917,150,308 $421,343,242 $21,219,027 $1,302,293 $58,462,035 $26,860,473 $301,478,412 $12,021,002

Rhode Island total spending: $167,825,001

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$58,819,510 $109,005,491 $0 $1,854,797 $1,200,000 $25,559,333 $3,366,954 $19,243,942 $7,594,484

South Carolina total spending: $226,109,373

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$83,647,730 $136,705,569 $5,756,074 $10,460,695 $8,315,068 $36,420,818 $4,166,109 $42,218,419 $35,124,460

South Dakota total spending: $55,008,191

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$27,384,036 $27,624,155 $0 $1,257,314 $2,534,931 $8,464,603 $1,545,203 $9,531,987 $4,049,998

Tennessee total spending: $520,367,200

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$267,170,000 $253,197,200 $0 $17,064,300 $0 $153,508,600 $1,308,200 $75,227,400 $20,061,500

Texas total spending: $1,285,263,740

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$673,689,091 $599,243,792 $12,330,857 $54,913,454 $2,387,766 $238,863,819 $49,387,026 $325,026,080 $3,110,946

Utah total spending: $153,138,626

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$84,872,795 $68,185,454 $80,377 $5,099,029 $0 $16,563,000 $4,844,178 $28,152,949 $13,526,298

Vermont total spending: $87,811,555

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$51,035,921 $36,775,634 $0 $942,050 $2,409,665 $5,077,336 $1,457,520 $16,960,324 $24,189,026

Virginia total spending: $680,665,410

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$301,150,896 $186,256,192 $193,258,322 $11,163,186 $32,646,471 $14,829,454 $3,756,566 $89,725,987 $34,134,527

Washington total spending: $509,888,833

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$275,451,365 $233,878,770 $558,699 $11,591,800 $26,020,593 $42,766,280 $10,823,542 $130,013,050 $12,663,505

West Virginia total spending: $303,427,715

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$165,461,405 $137,966,310 $0 $5,218,133 $99,158,679 $0 $21,620,804 $364,799 $39,098,990

Wisconsin total spending: $458,294,127

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$196,158,321 $91,240,740 $170,895,066 $9,158,078 $105,153,660 $17,078,071 $10.638,080 $5,024,043 $23,842,504

Wyoming total spending: $37,357,181

Federal, State and Local Expenditures                    FEDERAL BREAKDOWN

$26,690,873 $10,666,308 N/A $1,162,475 $1,390,373$0 $3,682,988 $4,150,879 $279,593

Federal Spending State Spending Local Spending*
Title IV-E Other Federal TANF MEDICAID Title IV-B SSBG

See a detailed description of each funding stream below.

Note in Graphs Above: (1) $0 means that the funding source was not used for child welfare; (2) N/A means that the state did not report that funding stream to Child Trends; (3) Hawaii did not complete a survey for SFY2012. Therefore, amounts listed reflect FFY 2012 HHS claims or allocation data, as well as the corresponding required state match for Titles IV-B and IV-E (computed from federal data). Federal, state and total spending for HI are thus presumed to be underestimates; (4) For FY 2014 data, the state and local expenditures were combined so there will be no separate local spending data in those graphs.

Introduction

Funding state child welfare services involves a complicated web of funding streams, including federal, state and local money. The largest source of funding dedicated to child welfare comes from the federal government via formula grants or as federal reimbursement for eligible programs like foster care. The largest sources are Titles IV-B and IV-E of the Social Security Act. Title IV-B includes the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program and the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program. Title IV-E includes Foster Care, Adoption Assistance, Guardianship Assistance and the John H. Chaffee Foster Care Independence programs.

While all states may receive these funds to use for their designated purposes, some states have been granted Title IV-E Waivers, which allow for flexible use of Title IV-E funds to operate innovative demonstration projects to improve the safety, permanency and well-being of children in out-of-home care, and in some instances work to prevent the need for foster care altogether.

In addition to Title IV-B and Title IV-E funds, which are dedicated to child welfare services, states also tap other federal funding streams, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) and Medicaid. These sources are considered nondedicated, meaning they are not required to be used for child welfare services but may be used for those purposes if the state chooses.

Below is a description of each of these funding streams. For a more detailed look at the issue see the Congressional Research Service’s Child Welfare: An Overview of Federal Programs and Their Current Funding report from January, 2015, the Child Trends, Federal, State and Local Spending to Address Child Abuse and Neglect report from 2014 and the Child Trends report, Child Welfare Financing SFY 2016: a survey of federal, state and local expenditures, from 2016.

Check out a new brief from Child Trends, An Introduction to Child Welfare Funding and How States Use It, released in January 2016!

Title IV-E

Title IV-E constitutes the largest pool of federal funds used by states, totaling just over $6 billion dollars in FY 2012 and nearly $7 billion in FY 2014. States, tribes and territories with approved Title IV-E plans may be reimbursed for the cost of foster care, adoption assistance, or kinship guardianship assistance, in addition to services for older youth who have aged out or emancipated from foster care.

Title IV-E Foster Care Maintenance

The Title IV-E foster care maintenance payments program allows states to be reimbursed by the federal government for maintenance payments made to provide shelter, food and clothing for eligible children. In addition, it covers administrative costs, training of child welfare staff and foster parents, recruitment of foster parents and data collection. A child is eligible for these payments if he or she entered foster care through a voluntary placement or judicial determination, was considered “needy” according to the former Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program standards before removal, and currently resides in licensed or approved foster care. The AFDC program was a federal entitlement program to low-income, primarily single-parent households, that was replaced by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in 1996. Traditionally these payments would cease upon the child’s 18th birthday. In 23 states and the District of Columbia, however, payments may be continued until the child reaches 21. This extension was authorized by the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Fostering Connections Act). In FY 2013, fewer than 159,000 of the 400,000 children in foster care were receiving foster care maintenance payments.

Title IV-E Adoption Assistance

Title IV-E Adoption Assistance funds must be used to place children with adoptive families in a timely manner, provide for financial and medical assistance, reimburse states for associated administrative costs, and train employees and adoptive parents. Children are eligible for adoption assistance funds if they meet one of five criteria:

  • They are considered needy, according to the former AFDC.
  • They remained in the pre-removal situation.
  • They are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • They are the children of minor parents who are receiving Title IV-E foster care maintenance payments.
  • They were eligible for adoption assistance previously but their adoptive parents died or had their parental rights terminated.

The Fostering Connections Act increased the overall amount of federal spending on adoption assistance payments to adoptive families by phasing out the income eligibility requirements for those payments over time (delinking eligibility from income). As federal spending on adoption assistance payments was expected to increase and state spending was expected to decline, Congress required states to reinvest any state savings from this change in child welfare programs. However, according to the SFY 2012 Child Trends survey, federal expenditures from the Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Program actually declined for the first time, probably because of a decrease in the number of eligible children, and states no longer receive enhanced reimbursed rates through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a federal law that provided temporary assistance to states during the last economic downturn.

Title IV-E Guardianship Assistance

Title IV-E Guardianship Assistance is similar to adoption assistance and foster care maintenance in that it also covers the training of child welfare staff and guardians in addition to administrative expenses.

However, the primary purpose of guardianship assistance is to provide federal reimbursement to kinship guardians, or relatives, who serve as legal guardians and have previously served as foster parents for the child. For the child to be eligible for these payments, he or she must be leaving foster care in exchange for a legal guardianship with relatives and meet four additional criteria:

  • The child must be eligible for Title IV-E foster care maintenance payments while residing in a prospective kinship placement for six consecutive months.
  • The state must determine that returning home and adoption are not appropriate permanency goals for the child.
  • It must be demonstrated that there is a strong attachment between the child and the prospective relative guardian and that the guardian is committed to the guardianship.
  • Children age 14 or older must be consulted about the potential placement.

The Fostering Connections Act provides states the option to use federal Title IV-E funds for reimbursement for kinship guardianship assistance payments on behalf of eligible grandparents and other relatives who have assumed legal guardianships of children. As of FY2014, 32 states and five tribes have incorporated kinship guardianship assistance into their Title IV-E plan.

States

Tribes

States with Kinship Guardianship Assistance

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, the South Puget Intertribal Planning agency, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Navajo Nation

 
Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Projects

Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Projects allow states to apply for more flexibility in the use of Title IV-E federal reimbursement. These demonstration projects must aim to increase permanency for all children in foster care and/or help children make a successful transition out of care when they reach 18, or in some states, 21; improve child welfare outcomes by focusing on safety and well-being; and prevent child abuse and neglect through early intervention, while also reducing the instances of re-entry into foster care by reducing instances of maltreatment. Note that the Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Projects will end in 2019 and have not been authorized to continue.

Currently, 28 states, D.C. and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe in Washington state are operating Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Projects. The states are: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

John E. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program

The Title IV-E John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) funds are designed to help older youth in foster care achieve independence and self-sufficiency. The program targets children who are expected to be in care when they turn 18, those who are 16 or older and are placed in kinship care or adoptive placements, and youth ages 18-21 who have aged out of foster care. Assistance with education, employment, financial management, housing, emotional support and assured connections to caring adults are just a few of the services to which these funds are dedicated.

In addition to helping foster youth achieve self-sufficiency, CFCIP funds are also used to provide Educational and Training Vouchers to foster youth, up to age 21. These vouchers may be used for the cost of attendance at an institution of higher education, up to $5000 a year.

Further, the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 amended the Social Security Act to add that CFCIP funds should be used to “ensure that children who are likely to remain in foster care until 18 years of age have regular, ongoing opportunities to engage in age or developmentally-appropriate activities.” The act also raised the mandatory funding authority of the Chafee Foster Care Independence Programs to $143 million starting in 2020.

 

Title IV-B

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services

Title IV-B, Subpart 1 of the Social Security Act, titled the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services, offers states flexibility in creating or expanding child and family services, in partnership with community-based agencies, to ensure that kids can stay safely at home. This funding may be used for child protective services, including investigations of child abuse and neglect, caseworker activities, counseling, emergency assistance and arranging alternative living arrangements, in addition to family preservation services, time-limited family reunification services, and family support or prevention services.

Family Connection Grants

Family Connection Grants, first established as part of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, support services that help kids in foster care, or those at risk of entering care, to stay connected with their families. These services are:

  • Kinship navigator programs.
  • Family finding.
  • Family group decision making.
  • Residential family treatment.

The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 appropriated $15 million for FY 2014.

Promoting Safe and Stable Families

Title IV-B, Subpart 2 of the Social Security Act, Promoting Safe and Stable Families, encourages family support and preservation, time-limited family reunification services, and services to support adoption. This flexible-use funding allows states to develop, establish or expand community-based programs to support family preservation.

 

Other Federal Funding

Other federal funding for state child welfare services includes the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) and Medicaid.

CAPTA State Grants

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act  (CAPTA) State Grants, first enacted 40 years ago, and re-enacted most recently in 2010, seeks to improve child protective systems with an emphasis on collaboration between child protective services, health, mental health, juvenile justice, education, and other public and private agencies. CAPTA funds are authorized to help states make improvements to child protective services, such as intake, assessment, screening and investigation of reports of child abuse and neglect; develop, improve, and implement risk and safety assessment tools and protocols; and case management and monitoring processes. Finally, the statutory authority for the Children’s Justice Act is housed in CAPTA. These grants administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are available to states and territories to improve the assessment, investigation, and/or prosecution of child abuse and neglect cases.

According to the HHS Report to Congress, states reported their intention to use their CAPTA grant funds to:

  • Improve the intake, assessment, screening, and investigation of reports of child abuse or neglect (85%).
  • Use the funds develop, improve, and implement risk and safety assessment tools and protocols, including use of differential response (73%).
  • Improve case management, ongoing case monitoring, and delivery of services and treatment provided to families (65%).

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Title IV-A of the Social Security Act, provides federal block grants to states. This flexible funding stream can be used for any purpose, so long as it furthers one of the four main goals of TANF, including providing assistance to families so children can be safely cared for in their own homes. These funds may also be used for foster care or adoption assistance for children who are not Title IV-E eligible. 

In addition, up to 10 percent of TANF funds may be transferred to the Social Services Block Grant. The use of these funds is limited to assisting families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty line.

Social Services Block Grants (SSBG)

The Social Services Block Grants (SSBG) allow states to implement locally appropriate social services to increase self-sufficiency and independence, reducing dependence on social services. SSBG funds can be used for more than child welfare services. With five policy goals, one being the reduction and prevention of child abuse, and 28 service categories, states are allowed to tailor services to meet the needs of their residents. Categories include foster care, substance abuse, case management, adoptive services, counseling, protective services, housing, employment services and more. See the SSBG 2014 Annual Report  for more on how states use this funding source.

Medicaid

Medicaid is an important source of funding for health services—which can include medically necessary health care and mental health— for children and youth in foster care. It is an open-ended entitlement. States must provide a match based on their population. Key services include Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) and optional targeted case management (limited), rehabilitation services, Medicaid-funded therapeutic foster care and certain administrative costs. All children eligible for Title IV-E are eligible for Medicaid, and states may extend Medicaid to adopted children or former foster youth ages 18-21 who are not eligible for Title IV-E.  As of Jan. 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act extends Medicaid coverage for former foster youth up to age 26. Medicaid is an open-ended entitlement equal to each state’s Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) rate, between 50-82 percent depending on per capita income.

Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentive Payments

Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentive Payments were established in 1997 as part of the Adoption and Safe Families Act. They are designed to encourage states to increase the number of children who were adopted from foster care, adoptions of older children, age 9 or older, and adoptions of children with “special needs” under the age of 9.

The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 extended funding for the incentive payments through 2016 and revised the instances in which a state may receive Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentive Payments to include improvements in the rate of children who:

  • Are adopted at any age.
  • Leave foster care for legal guardianships at any age.
  • Are pre-adolescents, defined as between 9 and 13 years of age, and leave foster care for adoption or legal guardianship.
  • Are older, defined as 14 years of age or older, and leave foster care for adoption or legal guardianship.

 

State and Local Funds

State and local funds are typically used to match federal funds or to draw down federal dollars. The use of state and local funds for child welfare services varies depending on the state and whether it operates a state- or county-run child welfare system.

About This NCSL Project

The Denver-based child welfare project staff focuses on state policy, tracking legislation and providing research and policy analysis, consultation, and technical assistance specifically geared to the legislative audience. Denver staff can be reached at (303) 364-7700 or childwelfare@ncsl.org.

NCSL staff in Washington, D.C. track and analyze federal legislation and policy and represent state legislatures on child welfare issues before Congress and the Administration. Staff in D.C. can be reached at (202) 624-5400 or cyf-info@ncsl.org.

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