Resources address ways to locate and manage funding to support permanency for children and youth, including State and local examples.
Connected by 25: Financing Policies and Practices That Support Permanency for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (PDF - 758 KB)
Finance Project, Youth Transition Funders Group & Foster Care Work Group (2009)
Presents approaches for supporting permanency for older youth in care and highlights six financing strategies State and local child welfare leaders can use to develop policies and practices that support permanency.
Creative Funding Strategies for Youth Permanence: Charts and Definitions (PDF - 231 KB)
Casey Family Services (2008)
Provides definitions of child welfare services and funding streams, as well as accompanying charts, that reflect how these streams can support innovative permanency practice.
Ensuring Safe, Nurturing and Permanent Families for Children: The Need for Federal Finance Reform: First in a Series of Four Reports on Improving Child Welfare (PDF - 728 KB)
Casey Family Programs (2010)
Analyzes how child welfare funding structures can align with the Federal policy goal of providing safe, nurturing, and permanent families for all children.
Funding Permanency Services: A Guide to Leveraging Federal, State, and Local Dollars (PDF - 1137 KB)
Annie E. Casey Foundation (2010)
Outlines specific steps States, localities, and Tribes can take to support vulnerable children and families by drawing down Federal funding, including funds made possible by the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008.
Nebraska's Foster Care Conundrum: Federal Reimbursement Hinders Reform (PDF - 1116 KB)
Platte Institute for Economic Research (2009)
Discusses findings from the Nebraska State Foster Care Review Board and explains how the Federal funding formula inhibits reform of the Nebraska child welfare system. The brief also highlights innovations in other States and recommends alternative child welfare funding options.
Stories of Practice Change: What Flexible Funding Means to the Children and Families of Los Angeles County (PDF - 660 KB)
Casey Family Programs (2009)
Describes three Department of Children and Family Services practice strategies implemented and expanded using flexible funding: Up-Front Assessments and intensive home-based services, specialized Youth Permanency Units, and family team decision-making conferences.