The federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has launched implementation of legislation that allows states to use Title IV-E funds for prevention services. The new Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First Act) became law on February 9, 2018, when the President signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, a short-term appropriations bill. The Family First Act made significant changes to existing programs as well as created a new funding stream to allow states and eligible tribes to use federal Title IV-E for preventive services for:
- Children at imminent risk of of entering foster . . .