Federal Funding Sources
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the Cabinet-level Federal department that directly supports demonstration, research, training, and service delivery activities for a range of children's issues. The Children's Bureau, a branch of the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, is the main Federal funding source for child welfare activities. Other agencies that fund programs on children and family issues include the Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of Education, and more.
Grants.gov is the single access point for organizations to find and apply online for more than 900 competitive grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.
Federal Register Online
Updated daily, this is the official website for rules, proposed rules, and funding notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
Managing Federal Grants
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Covers basic grants processes for discretionary grants and cooperative agreements. The guide addresses standard terms and conditions, points of contact, and important requirements for specific Operating Divisions. Appendices include a glossary of terms and a list of standard abbreviations for ease of reference.
Section 11: Child Welfare (PDF - 2839 KB)
Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives (2008)
In 2008 Green Book
Supplies data on the funding of major programs within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means.
ARC Federal Funding Toolkit
Accessing Resources for Community and Faith-Based Organizations (ARC) Initiative (2004)
Helps community and faith-based organizations navigate the Federal funding process effectively.
Child Welfare: Recent and Proposed Federal Funding
Congressional Research Service, Domestic Social Policy Division (2007)
View Abstract and Document
Describes child welfare programs funded through the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice.
Offers an interactive tool to explore Federal spending on children's programs. The tool includes raw data from 2004 to present on mandatory and discretionary Federal spending as well as descriptions of more than 180 Federal programs.
Chronology of Congressional Child Welfare Financing Proposals 1980-2003 (PDF - 172 KB)
Children's Defense Fund (2004)
Highlights Federal legislative proposals introduced between 1980 and 2003, enacted and not enacted, that included child welfare financing provisions.
Finding Federal Funding
The Finance Project
Offers funding guides and an online search tool for leaders who are interested in finding Federal funding for programs and services in specific policy and program areas such as early care and education, programs for youth, workforce development, and more.
|How Federal Legislation Impacts Child Welfare Service Delivery|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2012 - 14 pages|
|This factsheet provides an overview of the process by which legislative actions and policy changes at the Federal level impact State and Tribal child welfare systems and service delivery. Links to pertinent resources are provided for each step of the process.|
Kids' Share 2010: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children Through 2009 (PDF - 1495 KB)
Isaacs, Steuerle, Rennane, & Macomber (2010)
Examines how much of the Federal budget was directed toward children in 2009. The report includes a comparison of spending on children to the budget as a whole from 1960 to 2009, as well as future projections through 2020.