Foster Care Program

Through the title IV-E Foster Care program, the Children’s Bureau supports states (plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) provide board and care payments for eligible children who are under the supervision of the state and placed in foster family homes or childcare institutions that are safe and licensed. The program is authorized by title IV-E of the Social Security Act, as amended, and implemented under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 45 CFR parts 1355, 1356, and 1357. The program’s focus is children who are eligible under the former Aid to Families with Dependent Children program and who were removed from their homes as the result of maltreatment, lack of care, or lack of supervision.

Foster Care Training & Technical Assistance

Foster Care Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Network provides states, tribes, courts, and other facets of the child welfare system with assistance in meeting federal requirements, reaching desired outcomes, and using monitoring systems and more to promote safety, permanency, and well-being for children and families. Specifically, the T&TA Network provides T&TA, research, and consultation on an array of federal requirements such as the Child and Family Services Reviews.


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