The Child Welfare Financing Structure

The current child welfare financing structure is a complex system consisting of various federal, state, and local funding streams.Federal funds account for approximately half of states’ total reported spending for child welfare services, and that money comes from more than 30 programs.

Pew researcher Kasia O’Neill Murray puts together an excellent breakdown of how all of this funding starts at the federal level and works its way into family-serving agencies and programs.

Click here to read the report.

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