New Child Welfare Financing Report is Important Tool for State Advocates

Posted February 7, 2017, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Child Trends report, Child Welfare Financing SFY 2014: A Survey of Federal, State and Local Expenditures, provides timely data on state-level child welfare financing. The report is an important resource to help state advocates more effectively engage in policy discussions regarding the availability, accessibility and level of child welfare funding needed to support a continuum of resources and services.

Aside from Titles IV-E and IV-B, no other data exist on states’ use of each major federal funding sources for child welfare. The report also provides information on expenditures from state and local dollars.

The report and fact sheets are available on the Child Trends website. A webinar describing the study results, "How States Fund Child Welfare Services: Findings From a National Study," also is available.

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