FEDERAL WELFARE REFORM 2018 - TANF LEGISLATION

young child with flowerCongress is expected to take up significant reforms to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program this fall. Read more about House and Senate proposals here.

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FEDERAL EARLY CHILDHOOD UPDATES

Many federal programs supporting state early childhood development and education have recently been reformed or reauthorized. NCSL also tracks state legislation on early childhood issues and federal grants.

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OVERVIEW | FEDERAL ISSUES

Human Services programs play a key role in supporting individuals with disabilities, the aged population, low-income working families and families at-risk, children, and care provider networks. Through federal-state partnerships significant resources are available to enable individuals and families to become more independent and self sustaining over time. States have responsibilities in designing, implementing, and administering their welfare programs to comply with federal guidelines as defined by federal law. Understanding policy and funding options in federal law and regulations and how they impact state implementation  is essential to navigate the fluctuating needs of constituents.

Federal Issues | Human Services

THE FAMILY FIRST PREVENTION SERVICES ACT

The Family First Prevention Services Act represents the most significant change to foster care financing in decades. Learn more about the legislation, state implementation efforts, and federal rules and guidance.

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