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January 2021Vol. 22, No. 1Webinar on the Supporting Foster Youth and Families Through the Pandemic Act Now Available

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, P.L. 116-260, was signed into law. The law makes continuing appropriations for specified federal agencies and provides flexibilities and assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency.  Division X of P.L. 116-260 provides supplemental appropriations for the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood, the education and training vouchers program, the MaryLee Allen Promoting Safe and Stable Families program, and the court improvement program (CIP), among other flexibilities. Sec. 305 of title III of division CC, P.L. 116-260, also makes amendments to extend the authorization of mandatory appropriations for title IV-B, subpart 2, and change the structure of state CIP grants from three grants to one grant.

On January 7, 2021, a webinar was held by the Children's Bureau to provide information to states, tribes, and courts on the child welfare provisions in division X the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act, P.L. 116-260. The recording for the webinar can be found here. The passcode to access the webinar is 9ES4H0K#.