Resources address budgeting, fiscal analysis, and other financial planning strategies, including State and local examples.
Developing Fiscal Analyses and Children's Budgets to Support ECCS (PDF - 258 KB)
Offers State Early Childhood Comprehensive System (ECCS) initiatives practical advice on conducting fiscal scans and creating early childhood budgets, featuring exemplary approaches, tables, and tools that highlight State and local experience in fiscal analysis.
For Federal Programs, A Taste of Market Discipline
New York Times
Explains the concept of social impact bonds, an alternative to government funding that provides nonprofit groups with an opportunity to pay the initial money for a new program and oversee it with governmental approval. In this approach, nonprofits are refunded by the government if certain benchmarks are reached.
Implementation Toolkit for the American Indian Enhancement Project: Funding Resources
California American Indian Enhancement Project (2011)
Provides the concepts, guidance, and action steps necessary for developing a programmatic infrastructure within the child welfare agency to improve outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native families and children in the child welfare system.
How States Are Developing Strategic Financing Plans [Teleconference]
National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health (2007)
Describes critical financing strategies to build and support comprehensive services and supports for children and families, including information on self-assessment, blended funding, prioritization, and more.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
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Systems of Care Infrastructure Toolkits
National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care (2011)
Defines the role of finance in systems of care and presents activities and resources for four development phases: preplanning, planning, implementation, and continuous quality improvement; provides examples from the field; and more.
Report to the Utah Legislature: A Performance Audit of The Division of Child and Family Services (PDF - 751 KB)
Utah Office of the Legislative Auditor General (2011)
Provides an overview of the services offered by the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), including a review of expenditures; identifies areas where DCFS can become more efficient and effective in service delivery; and provides 19 recommendations to help the division improve its policies and practices.
Systems of Care Financing Model: Statewide Approach: Arizona's Child and Family Team Model (PDF - 58 KB)
Summarizes the financing model used to fund a system of care in Arizona. This factsheet explains the program's intent, financing, targeted population, funding approach, care management, and benefit plan.