Text of the Family First Prevention Services Act
The Family First Prevention Services Act was passed and signed into law (P.L. 115-123) as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act on February 9, 2018.
Considerations for Federal Register Comments on proposed Model National Family Foster Home Licensing Standards
The proposed Model National Family Foster Home Licensing Standards are a requirement of the Family First Prevention Services Act. This resource was developed jointly by National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA), Generations United & American Bar Association (ABA) Center on Children and the Law to assist those who wish to comment on these proposed standards (September 2018).
ACYF-CB-PI-18-07 - Implementation of Title IV-E Plan Requirements under Public Law 115-123, the Family First Prevention Services Act
Program Instruction (PI) to provide instructions for agencies to: 1) amend the Title IV-E Plan Pre-Print (Pre-Print) to meet certain FFPSA title IV-E plan provisions that are effective January 1, 2018 and later, and 2) request a delay of effective dates for certain title IV-B and IV-E plan requirements where permitted by law.
Infomration Memorandum (IM) from the Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau summarizing the Family First Prevention Services Act.
Family First Prevention Services Act Brief Summary: Implications for Grandfamilies
Detailed summary of the kinship provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act developed by Generations United adapted from the Children’s Defense Fund’s detailed summary below.
The Family First Act: The Tailwind Needed to Increase Family-Based Care in NY
Perspectives from the Redlich Horwitz Foundation which outlines initial thoughts and recommendations for what NY counties can do now to prepare for implementation (2018).
Generations United - March 20, 2018 Webinar on The Family First Prevention Services Act: Implications for Grandfamilies
Recording and Power Point Slides
PowerPoint Slides Only
Detailed Summary of the Family First Prevention Services Act by the Children’s Defense Fund
Brief Summary of the Family First Prevention Services Act by the Children’s Defense Fund
First Prevention Services Act Implementation timeline by the Children’s Defense Fund
Casey Family Programs Summary of the Family First Prevention Services Act
Congressional Research Service (CRS) summary of the Family First Prevention Services Act
Family First Prevention Services Act: Final Enacted Provisions Compared to Earlier House-Approved Language & Prior Law
This side by side analysis drafted by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) compares the earlier bill with the final enacted version.
National Center for State Courts Issue Brief
Brief overview of law and court-related Provisions
Webinar on Family First hosted by Casey Family Programs by staff from House Subcommittee on Human Resources and Senate Finance Committee
This webinar covered the history, data, and voices of those who experienced the system that led to this legislation and includes important information on each title of the legislation. Questions should be directed to FamilyFirst@casey.org