New Law Helps States Pay for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services with Federal Foster Care Funds

New Law Helps States Pay for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services with Federal Foster Care Funds

National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) - May 29, 2018

As a result of Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), for the first time states will be able to use federal Title IV-E funding to pay for services to address mental health issues, provide substance abuse treatment, and provide in-home, skill-based parenting programs for a 12-month period. Title IV-E provides funding for state foster care and adoption assistance services. States electing to fund these services under Title IV-E would receive a 50 percent federal match for the services from 2019 to 2026, and then the match would revert to funding by the state's Federal Medical Assistance Percentage.

Information Gateway resource: Behavioral Health & Wellness: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/bhw/

https://nashp.org/new-law-helps-states-pay-for-mental-health-and-substance-abuse-services-with-federal-foster-care-funds/

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