Senate Bill 2777
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Family First Transition Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Nov 5, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Nov 5, 2019
Latest Action
Nov 5, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2777
Congress
116
Policy Area
Families
Families
Primary focus of measure is child and family welfare, services, and relationships; marriage and family status; domestic violence and child abuse. Measures concerning public assistance programs or aging may fall under Social Welfare policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Family First Transition Act

This bill provides additional funding for, and otherwise modifies, implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act, which provides state, tribal, and territorial child welfare agencies with certain spending flexibilities to support substance abuse services, mental health services, and other services that prevent children's entry into foster care.

Specifically, the bill provides one-time funding to jurisdictions to reduce adverse fiscal impacts associated with transitioning funding sources in relation to the new spending flexibilities. The bill also provides additional funding for FY2020 and FY2021 for jurisdictions with certain waivers (currently set to expire at the end of FY2019) that allow them to provide services not authorized under the traditional foster care program.

In addition, the bill temporarily delays a requirement that at least 50% of certain funds be spent on programs and services that meet the criteria for well-supported practices. For FY2020 and FY2021, this requirement shall not apply, and for FY2022 and FY2023, programs and services that meet the criteria for supported practices shall be considered well-supported practices.

Text (1)
November 5, 2019
Actions (2)
11/05/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
11/05/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Nov 6, 2019 5:42:36 AM
Updated
Mar 2, 2021 5:42:04 AM