CB Letter to State and Tribal Leaders Regarding Families First and Kinship Funding


The Family First Transition Act authorized and appropriated $500 million for this new one-time grant to assist with implementation of FFPSA and other child welfare activities. The funding is available to all states, territories and tribes approved to receive grants * * * in light of the current public health emergency and the increased burdens facing child welfare agencies, the Children’s Bureau has determined that we will not require a separate application for this funding. Instead, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will proceed to make awards to all eligible grantees as soon as possible. Acceptance of the grant by the agency will indicate its agreement to provide required programmatic and financial reports.

2018 TICA/ILPC Conference Nov. 14-16: Agenda and Registration

The time has come yet again! The best conference around, held in beautiful East Lansing, Michigan during the best time of year, is now accepting registrations!

The conference page is here, which includes the agenda and a link to registration. TICA’s website is here.

In addition to two days of excellent presentations, this we have applied for CLE credits, including ethics and elimination of bias credits.  Also new this year is a bonus Title IV-E Families First panel on Wednesday, along with an in-house ICWA attorney meeting. Also on Wednesday is an open house/meet and greet for for tribes to recruit summer legal interns, and our welcome reception. Check out the agenda for details.

Our artist this year is Peter Boome.

Sponsors already include: Kewenvoyouma Law PLLC, Kogovsek & Associates, Hogen Adams, PLLC, Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP, Woodsum Drummond, Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry LLP, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP, and Casey Family Programs. If you are interested in sponsoring a panel (or three), contact Kate Fort or Doreen McPaul (fort@law.msu.edu or Doreen.McPaul@pascuayaqui-nsn.gov). We absolutely cannot do the conference without these donations, and we are very thankful for them.

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