Child Welfare League of America, Letter to Congress re COVID-19

CWLA offers recommendations for the next Congressional pandemic relief package, including:

  • Include an additional increase in the FMAP and continue to apply that increase to Title IV-E.
  • Increase Title IV-B child welfare services by $3 billion
  • Expand by $1 billion each the CAPTA state grants and the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CB-CAP).
  • Boost Title IV-E Chafee funds above the $143 million by $500 million and temporarily waive the 30% Chafee housing cap for the duration of the crisis.
  • Increase Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funding by 4.1 billion dollars
  • Provide emergency funding for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
  • Sustain the Essential Human Services Workforce

Full letter here.