Testimony Hearing on Flexible Funding for Child Welfare
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Testimony before the House Committee on Ways & Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources
Rob Geen
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Urban Institute researcher, Robert Geen, testifies before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources on three critical issues facing the flexible funding demonstrations including: the fundamentally flawed existing federal child welfare financing structure; enforcing a maintenance of effort requirement and non-supplantation provision; and the flexible funding demonstrations that would likely alter states' use and support of relative foster care, or kinship care—a growing source of care for children in the child welfare system.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Child welfare