P.L. 110-351: Child Welfare Services for Tribal Children. David Simmons, Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy Terry L. Cross, Executive Director NICWA. 503-222-4044, ext. 119 firstname.lastname@example.org. New Funding and Services.
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David Simmons, Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy
Terry L. Cross, Executive Director
503-222-4044, ext. 119
P.L. 110-351 (Section 301) provides new funding to support a variety of services for tribal children under tribal jurisdiction, including foster care, adoption and guardianship placements, and independent living services.
Child protection services
Family or in home servicesWhat IV-E Does Not Pay
Allows for tribes, tribal organizations and tribal consortium to operate IV-E. (effective October 1, 2009).
Can operate through agreement or direct funding
Can apply anytime after effective date for reimbursement.Key Provisions of 110-351
FMAP x Penetration Rate x Maintenance Payment = federal reimbursement
FMAP: Federal Medical Asst. Payment
Penetration Rate: % of total # of children in care that are IV-E eligible
Example: 75% x 80% x $400 = $240
Eligible Admin. Costs x Penetration Rate x 50% (IV-E Admin. match rate) = federal reimbursement
Admin. costs are determined by time study with staff performing IV-E services - % of staff salary or other direct costs related to IV-E activities
Example: $1000 x 80% x 50% = $400
Eligible training costs x penetration rate x 75% (IV-E training match rate) = federal reimbursement
Training costs are direct costs of training specific to IV-E activities. Training for social work staff and care providers. IV-E training match rates are graduated for training of other personnel involved in IV-E.
Example: $2000 x 80% x 75% = $1200
Any Indian child currently receiving Title IV-E benefits will not have their benefits terminated as a result of this legislation, regardless of whether an existing tribal-state agreement remains in force.
Minimum Requirements consortium to operate IV-E. (effective October 1, 2009).
Tribal child welfare services agency
Data collection and reporting
Foster care recruitment and licensingAssessing Current Capacity
Understanding the data:
Understanding the data:
The “Tribal Title IV-E Decision Making Matrix” is not an exhaustive list of all IV-E program requirements.
The “Tribal Title IV-E Fiscal Calculator” is for estimation only and it accuracy is dependent on available data.
www.nicwa.org consortium to operate IV-E. (effective October 1, 2009).
Let us put our minds together and see what kind of life we can build for our children - Sitting Bull