Daily Update November 20, 2019

Family First Transition Act letter of support

from Children's Defense Fund

The Children’s Defense Fund is organizing a letter in support of the Family First Transition Act, and we hope that you will sign on by Friday

As you may know, a bipartisan group of legislators from the House and Senate introduced the Family First Transition Act, which works to ease the fiscal and statutory burdens of implementation, so that more states can take full advantage of the historic opportunities in Family First. The Family First Transition Act represents a major bipartisan achievement and it needs strong support to be passed into law. Sign on today.

See the letter: https://www.childrensdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/FFTA-Sign-On-Letter.pdf

Sign on: https://forms.gle/2A87bsoweZNMt5AG8

We will keep the letter open through Friday, November 22. After that, we will be sending the letter with all signatures to the senators and representatives who introduced the bill.

For those who don’t know the Family First Transition Act, it has three main provisions.

  1. A phase-in of the 50% well-supported requirement for prevention services reimbursement
  2. $500 million in one-time transition funding to help states and tribes implement Family First
  3. Short-term funding certainty for states with expiring waivers

Here is the text of the bill, if that is helpful: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/3404efd2e55731e8483aea1aa/files/7a47fb83-19b4-43f3-b290-89c22f8cf34f/FFTA_Final.pdf

Please join us in supporting the Family First Transition Act, so more children can have the opportunity to grow up in a strong, safe and stable family.


P.S. We want as many organizations as possible to show their support. Please share this with your networks.

P.P.S. I apologize if you’ve already received this message from other channels. We are trying to reach as many groups as possible to support the Family First Transition Act.

Steven Olender
Senior Policy Associate, Child Welfare and Mental Health
Children's Defense Fund
840 First Street NE

Suite 300

Washington, DC 20002
o  (202) 662-3698     f  (202) 662-3510
e  solender@childrensdefense.org



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