Program Description

The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program (Title IV-B, subpart 1 of the Social Security Act) assists states and tribes to improve their child welfare services with the goal of keeping families together. States and tribes provide services in support of the following purposes:

  1. Protecting and promoting the welfare of all children;
  2. Preventing the neglect, abuse, or exploitation of children;
  3. Supporting at-risk families through services that allow children, where appropriate, to remain safely with their families or return to their families in a timely manner;
  4. Promoting the safety, permanence, and well-being of children in foster care and adoptive families; and
  5. Providing training, professional development, and support to ensure a well-qualified child welfare workforce. Services are available to children and their families without regard to income.

General Program Requirements

To receive funding, tribes must submit a 5-year Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) and then Annual Progress and Services Reports (APSRs).

Tribal funding is based on tribal population under age 21 and is taken from state allocations (no tribal set aside in statute)

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Program Contact Information

Joseph Bock
Deputy Associate Commissioner
HHS-ACF-ACYF-CB
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
202-205-8618

Additional Information

Length of Program1 Year
Tribes Funded by this Program184 Tribes were funded in FY 2015.
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)Click here to enter text.
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceIndian Tribes, Indian Tribal Organizations, or Indian Tribal Consortia administering title IV-B, subparts 1 and/or 2 of the Social Security Act
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityTribes must submit a 5-year Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) and then Annual Progress and Services Reports (APSRs). These are based on tribal population under age 21 and taken from state allocations (no tribal set-aside in statute)
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Type of Assistance ProvidedFinancial
Recurring Base Funding for TribesN/A
Funding TypeFormula Grant
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.645
Matching Funds RequiredRequires a 25% Match
Can the funding from the program be renewedYes

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