Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program


The purpose of the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services program is to promote state and tribal flexibility in the development and expansion of a coordinated child and family services program that utilizes community-based agencies and ensures all children are raised in safe, loving families.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Administration For Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 It is anticipated that 245 grants will be awarded to states, territories and Indian tribes. 235 grants were awarded in FY 2016
Fiscal Year 2017 263 grants were awarded to states, territories and Indian tribes.
Fiscal Year 2018 233 grants were awarded to states, territories, and Indian tribes.
Fiscal Year 2019 232 grants were awarded to states, territories, and Indian tribes.
Fiscal Year 2020 Grants were awarded to 234 grantees in states, territories, and Indian tribes. In FY 2020, $45 million in supplemental funding was provided through the CARES Act for response to COVID 19. Therefore, funding levels for FY 2021 will likely show a significant reductions compared to FY 2020 levels. It is anticipated that 232 grants will be awarded to states, territories, and Indian tribes.
Fiscal Year 2021 Grants were awarded to 234 grantees in state, territories, and Indian Tribes.
Fiscal Year 2022 Awards were funded to 229 recipients in state, territories, and Indian tribes.
Social Security Act, Title IV, Part B Subpart 1
Title IV, Part B, Subpart I, sections 421-425 and section 428 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 621 - 625, 628)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Territories and possessions include only Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Families and children in need of child welfare services will benefit.
For states, the department which administers the services program under Title XX must be the designated single state agency to administer child welfare services.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. A five-year agency plan must be submitted. A full plan (every five years) or a plan update is due for submission by June 30th of each year. The plan must be jointly developed by the Secretary and the state or Indian tribe and written after consultation with appropriate public and nonprofit private agencies and community-based organizations. The plan must coordinate the provision of services under Title IV-B with services under other Federal or federally-assisted programs serving the same populations.
Award Procedure
Funds will be awarded after the plan, or annual update, is submitted and approved.
The plan or its annual update is due on June 30 of each year.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approval/disapproval of the plan or annual update will occur by September 30 of each year, within 60 days of receiving the plan.
Appeals may take place in accordance with 45 CFR Part 16, subject to the limitation of the Appendix A.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for the following purposes: (a) protecting and promoting the welfare of all children; (b) preventing the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children; (c) supporting at-risk families through services that allow children to remain with their families or return to their families in a timely manner; (d) promoting the safety, permanence, and well-being of children in foster care and adoptive families; and (e) providing training, professional development, and support to ensure a well-qualified workforce. State and Tribal recipients may spend no more than 10 percent of the Federal allocation under Title IV-B, Subpart 1 for administrative costs. Also, states may also not spend more Title IV-B, Subpart 1, funds for child care, foster care maintenance and adoption assistance payments than the State expended for those purposes in FY 2005. In addition, the amount of state expenditures of non-Federal funds for foster care maintenance payments that may be used as match for the Title IV-B, Subpart 1 award may not exceed the amount of such non-Federal expenditures applied as state match for title IV-B, Subpart 1 for the FY 2005 grant.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
45 CFR Part 75 Subpart F applies to this program.
All records are to be maintained in accordance with 45 CFR 75.361-365.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title IV, Part B, Subpart 1, Public Law - Social Security Act

Matching is mandatory. 25%. Matching Requirements: Federal Financial Participation (FFP) is available up to the full allotment at the rate of 75 percent for allowable program expenditures made by the recipient. Recipients must provide a 25 percent match for these expenditures.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made on a quarterly basis, and are available for obligation and liquidation in the FY awarded and in the subsequent FY. Post award, the Division of Payment Management will establish an account from which a recpient may draw down award funds. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Contact Children's Bureau Regional Child Welfare Program Managers
Headquarters Office
Linda Viales
330 C Street SW, Room 3509B
Washington, DC 20201 US
Phone: (202) 205-5783
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants (Apportionments)) FY 22$268,735,000.00; FY 23 est $268,735,000.00; FY 24 est $268,735,000.00; FY 21$268,735,000.00; FY 20$268,735,000.00; FY 19$267,810,552.00; FY 18$268,735,000.00; FY 17$267,871,118.00; FY 16$268,735,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2022: Awards for states and territories ranged from $73,425 to $28,080,952 with an average of $4,671,805. FY 2022: Awards for tribes ranged from $1,066 to $1,024186 with an average of $340,800.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The regulations at 45 CFR Parts 1355 and 1357, and Program Instructions ACYF-CB-PI-23-01 and ACYF-CB-PI-23-02 apply to this program.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.