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
Administration For Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
It is anticipated that 245 grants will be awarded to states, territories and Indian tribes. 235 grants were awarded in FY 2016Fiscal 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
It is anticipated that 232 grants will be awarded to states, territories, and Indian tribes.
Social Security Act, Title IV,, Part B Subpart 1
and Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief, 2019
Public Law 116-20
Public Law 116-20 was enacted to provide disaster funding for specific areas of the United States affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Mangkhut, Super Typhoon Yutu, and wildfires and earthquakes occurring in calendar year 2018, and tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019 for which a major disaster or emergency has been declared under section 401 or 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C 5170 and 5191).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Territories and possessions include only Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Marianas, Guam, and American Samoa. Child Welfare Services Disaster Relief Funds: Supplemental disaster relief funding provides eligibility to the same entities as above, but is limited to the specific areas of the United States affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Mangkhut, Super Typhoon Yutu, and wildfires and earthquakes occurring in calendar year 2018, and tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019 for which a major disaster or emergency has been declared under section 401 or 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C 5170 and 5191).
Families and children in need of child welfare services will benefit.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75. 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?
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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75. 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. CWS Disaster Relief Funds: A funding request form and program narrative must be submitted to the Children's Bureau.
Funds will be awarded after the plan, or annual update, is submitted and approved. CWS Disaster Relief Funds will be distributed via formula and are anticipated to be awarded in the first quarter of FY 2020.
The plan or its annual update is due on June 30 of each year.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The agency plan or its annual update is due by June 30 of each year. Approval/disapproval will occur by September 30 of each year, within 60 days of receiving the plan. The Children's Bureau anticipates approval/disapproval of requests within 60-days of application.
Subject to the limitations of the Appendix A to 45 CFR Part 16, appeals may take place in accordance with 45 CFR Part 16.
How are proposals selected?
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 grantees may spend no more than 10 percent of the Federal allocation under Title IV-B, Subpart 1 for administrative costs. States may also not spend (or use as required matching funds) 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?
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75. Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75 Subpart F.
Retention requirements for records are covered by the provisions of 45 CFR SSSS75.361-365 and generally must be retained for three years from the submission date of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title Social Security Act Chapter Title Part B Subpart 1
Matching is mandatory. 25%. Each state (including territories) receives a base allotment amount of $70,000. The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Federal Child Welfare Services appropriation is further allotted on a variable formula which takes into account the child population under 21 and the complement of the state per capita income compared to the U.S. per capita income. The statistical factors used to fund allocations are: (1) the population of children under 21 years of age by State and the source is "Current Population Reports", P-25 Bureau of the Census; and (2) 3-year average per capita income by State and the source is the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce. Each eligible tribe’s allotment is derived from the allotment for the state in which the tribe is located and is based on the state population under 21, the number of Indian children in the tribal population, and the multiplication factor determined by the Secretary in accordance with 45 CFR §1357.40(d)(6). 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 grantee. Grantees must provide a 25 percent match for these expenditures. CWS Disaster Relief Funds do not require a non-federal match.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grant awards are made on a quarterly basis, and are available for obligation and liquidation in the FY granted and in the subsequent FY. Funds are disbursed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Payment Management System (PMS). 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
, 330 C Street SW, Room 3509A
Washington, DC 20201 US
(Formula Grants (Apportionments)) FY 18$268,735,000.00; FY 19 est $267,810,552.00; FY 20 est $268,735,000.00; FY 17$267,871,118.00; FY 16$268,735,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2018: Awards for states and territories ranged from $126,125 to $29,161,246 with an average of $4,678,530. FY 2018: Awards for tribes ranged from $1,173 to $924,612 with an average of $38,064.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The regulations at 45 SS 1355 and 45 CFR SS1357, and Program Instructions ACYF-CB-PI-19-02 and ACYF-CB-PI-19-04 apply to this program.
Examples of Funded Projects