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Message ID: 8096
Date: 2009-03-20

Author:sjclarkberkeley.edu

Subject:RE: child welfare research

This is very helpful, Laura. thank you. I believe CalSWEC at UCBerkeley

got the last 426c grant in 1996 for the Child welfare Fellows Program.

Judith Reisch was the Program Officer.



Sherrill Clark

Research Specialist

CalSWEC



> Trudy is correct that many years ago there used to be a line item in the

> ACF budget for child welfare research. After several years of zero

> funding, the item was dropped from the budget requests. I don't recall

> exactly when the appropriation stopped, but believe it was in the early

> 1990s. The legislative authority still exists within section 426 of the

> Social Security Act.

>

> Most child welfare research in the ACF budget these days comes either

> from direct appropriations for specific studies (e.g. NSCAW, the 4th

> National Incidence Study on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Chafee

> Program evaluation, all of which are administered as contracts by the

> Office for Planning, Research and Evaluation within ACF), or from two

> somewhat broader research authorities: (a) discretionary research and

> demonstration authority on child abuse and neglect authorized under

> section 104 of CAPTA; and (b) a set aside for research, evaluation and

> technical assistance that's part of the Promoting Safe and Stable

> Families Program (the set aside of $6 million annually appears in

> section 436 of the Social Security Act). Also, provisions within the

> now-expired authority for child welfare waiver demonstrations required

> evaluations, the costs of which were shared between the federal and

> state governments and claimed through the title IV-E program. Several

> of those evaluations continue, though there is no longer authority for

> new waiver demonstrations.

>

> There are currently no general child welfare research and evaluation

> funds appropriated to ACF. The only one of the authorities above that

> includes researcher-initiated type grants is the CAPTA authority, and

> that's focused on child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment and

> doesn't extend to foster care and adoption research.

>

> I hope this information is helpful to folks.

>

> Laura Radel

> Senior Social Science Analyst

> Division of Children and Youth Policy

> Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

> U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

> Laura.Radel@hhs.gov

>

>

>









This is very helpful, Laura. thank you. I believe CalSWEC at UCBerkeley

got the last 426c grant in 1996 for the Child welfare Fellows Program.

Judith Reisch was the Program Officer.



Sherrill Clark

Research Specialist

CalSWEC



> Trudy is correct that many years ago there used to be a line item in the

> ACF budget for child welfare research. After several years of zero

> funding, the item was dropped from the budget requests. I don't recall

> exactly when the appropriation stopped, but believe it was in the early

> 1990s. The legislative authority still exists within section 426 of the

> Social Security Act.

>

> Most child welfare research in the ACF budget these days comes either

> from direct appropriations for specific studies (e.g. NSCAW, the 4th

> National Incidence Study on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Chafee

> Program evaluation, all of which are administered as contracts by the

> Office for Planning, Research and Evaluation within ACF), or from two

> somewhat broader research authorities: (a) discretionary research and

> demonstration authority on child abuse and neglect authorized under

> section 104 of CAPTA; and (b) a set aside for research, evaluation and

> technical assistance that's part of the Promoting Safe and Stable

> Families Program (the set aside of $6 million annually appears in

> section 436 of the Social Security Act). Also, provisions within the

> now-expired authority for child welfare waiver demonstrations required

> evaluations, the costs of which were shared between the federal and

> state governments and claimed through the title IV-E program. Several

> of those evaluations continue, though there is no longer authority for

> new waiver demonstrations.

>

> There are currently no general child welfare research and evaluation

> funds appropriated to ACF. The only one of the authorities above that

> includes researcher-initiated type grants is the CAPTA authority, and

> that's focused on child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment and

> doesn't extend to foster care and adoption research.

>

> I hope this information is helpful to folks.

>

> Laura Radel

> Senior Social Science Analyst

> Division of Children and Youth Policy

> Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

> U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

> Laura.Radelhhs.gov

>

>

>