1. Comparison of Title IV‐E Waiver Requirements Federal Register IM Proposal Social Security Act as Pertains To Requirement Vol 77, No 22, pg ACYF‐CB‐IM‐12‐05 New/Additional Language in IM Rqmt # (pgs amended by PL 112‐34 5258‐5259 20‐22) Letter of Intent Description of the demonstration project Letter of Intent, pg 20 Due by June 4, 2012. Letter of The nature of the intervention the agency wishes to Intent implement Letter of Intent, pg 20 Letter of Intent The target population that the agency wishes to serve Letter of Intent, pg 20 Letter of Intent The reasons for selecting the proposed project Letter of Intent pg 20 Letter of Intent The evaluation design under consideration Letter of Intent, pg 20 "Clearly describe the purpose of the proposed project. Explain the problem or issue that the demonstration project is expected to address. Articulate the hypothesis that will be tested Proposal Description of the demonstration project Section 1130(e)(1) Proposals, pg 20 through the implementation of the program evaluation. Describe how the project is 1 innovative and how it will foster improved child and family well being." Requirements for New Child Welfare The goals identified in statute that the project is intended to Proposal accomplish Section 1130(a)(3)(A) Improvement projects, pg 2 11 Proposals, pg 20 "Including an estimate of the number of children or families who would be served by the proposed project, the estimated number of Title IV‐E foster cases involved, demographic Proposal The target population that the agency wishes to serve Section 1130(e)(1) Proposals, pg 20 information, child welfare status and history (e.g. substantiated reports of abuse and 3 neglect, foster care status, lengths of stay in care) and other identified risk factors of the target population (e.g. parental substance abuse)." Geographic areas in which the proposed project will be Proposal conducted Section 1130(e)(1) Proposals, pg 21 4 "Indicate whether the proposed interventions are evidence‐based or evidence‐informed. Proposal Service interventions to be implemented Section 1130(e)(1) Proposal, pg 20 Describe why the proposed interventions were selected to meet the needs of the identified 5 target population." Proposal Describe time period in which project will be conducted Section 1130(e)(2) Proposal, pg 21 6
2. Comparison of Title IV‐E Waiver Requirements Federal Register IM Proposal Social Security Act as Pertains To Requirement Vol 77, No 22, pg ACYF‐CB‐IM‐12‐05 New/Additional Language in IM Rqmt # (pgs amended by PL 112‐34 5258‐5259 20‐22) "Outline the specific outcomes on which the title IV‐E agency expects the demonstration to Section 1130(e)(3) "a have an impact, including outcomes related to safety, permanency, and well‐being. The discussion of the benefits Department expects all child welfare demonstrations to include specific measures assessing that are expected from both family capacity to provide for childrens needs and child functioning in the well‐being The impact the intervention is expected to have on outcomes the proposed project Proposal related to safety, permanency, well‐being (compared to a Proposal, pg 21 domains. In addition, the Department expects that demonstrations will measure not only 7 the achievement of permanency, but appropriate post‐permanency measures, such as continuation of activities whether children re‐enter care, whether adoptions or guardianships disrupt or dissolve and under the approved plan any other pertinent information on how children and families fare after discharge from or plans of the State)" foster care." Proposal How service provisions will change for children and families Section 1130(e)(3) Statement of program requirements for waivers needed to Proposal conduct the project Section 1130(e)(5) "Provide a justification of why the proposed approach is the most rigorous and appropriate Section 1130(e)(6), Proposal, pg 21, approach to evaluation that will enable the title IV‐E agency to accurately determine the Proposal Description of the proposed evaluation design Section 1130(f) Evaluation, pg. 14‐16 impact and effectiveness of the program intervention(s)." 8 See Evaluation, pg 14‐16, for additional evaluation requirements. "Along with a description of the basis for projecting that the project would be cost‐neutral Proposal Estimate of the projected costs or savings Section 1130(e)(4) Proposal, pg 21 overall." 9 Provide a reliable method for measuring and ensuring Technical Assistance package will include methods for measuring cost‐neutrality (see Proposal Proposal, pg 21 10 Federal cost‐neutrality over the course of the demonstration. Methods for Measuring Cost‐Neutrality, pg 18, and Technical Assistance, pg 23).
3. Comparison of Title IV‐E Waiver Requirements Federal Register IM Proposal Social Security Act as Pertains To Requirement Vol 77, No 22, pg ACYF‐CB‐IM‐12‐05 New/Additional Language in IM Rqmt # (pgs amended by PL 112‐34 5258‐5259 20‐22) "Describe any similar project already underway in the State or tribal service area that is supported by State, tribal or private foundation funds and how these activities will be affected if the title IV‐E agency is approved to undertake the demonstration. If the child welfare waiver demonstration is intended to be operated in conjunction or collaboration with other relevant Federal initiatives (e.g. title XIX (Medicaid) State Plan Amendments Proposal Describe impact on any similar projects already underway. Proposal, pg 21 11 and/or waivers in Medicaid or other programs, provide information on these associated collaborative activities. Explain to what degree (1) the proposed collaboration can be accomplished through coordination within the other program’s existing authority or a plan amendment; or (2) whether coordinated activities will require approval of waivers in another program." Accounting of any other sources of funding that have been Proposal used to provide the services that the agency now proposes to Section 1130(e)(7) Proposal, pg 21 12 address under a waiver demonstration Provide an assurance that the Title IV‐E agency will continue Proposal to provide an accounting of that same spending for each year Section 1130(e)(7) Proposal, pg 22 13 of the approved demonstration project. Identify the statutory and regulatory requirements under "Identify the statutory and regulatory requirements under titles IV‐B and IV‐E of the Act for Proposal titles IV‐B and IV‐E of the Act for which waivers will be Proposal, pg 22 14 which waivers will be needed to permit the proposed project to be conducted." needed to permit the proposed project to be conducted. Describe any affect on agencys automated child welfare "Address whether/how the demonstration will affect the Title IV‐E agencys automated child Proposal Proposal, pg 22 15 information system welfare information system" "Additional Considerations Proposal Demonstration of readiness Section 1130(a)(3)(B) and Limitations" pg 17; 16 Proposals, pg 22 "Identify the steps taken to assure county, local, Tribal and/or judicial cooperation as required by the project. Supply a copy of letters or memoranda of agreement between the Identify steps taken to assure cooperation and supply copies Proposal Proposal, pg 22 title IV‐E agency and any county, municipality, Tribe or tribal organization, foundation, 17 of letters or memoranda of agreement. private agency or any other governmental organization that is to be a participant in the child welfare demonstration project." "Describe how the proposed project responds to the findings of the State’s Child and Family Proposal Relationship of the project to the states CFSR and PIP. Section 1130(a)(5) Proposal, pg 22 18 Service Review and how it will affect implementation of the State’s CFSR PIP."
4. Comparison of Title IV‐E Waiver Requirements Federal Register IM Proposal Social Security Act as Pertains To Requirement Vol 77, No 22, pg ACYF‐CB‐IM‐12‐05 New/Additional Language in IM Rqmt # (pgs amended by PL 112‐34 5258‐5259 20‐22) "Describe any court order in effect anywhere in the State by which a court has determined that the State’s child welfare program failed to comply either 1) with State child welfare laws Effect the intervention is expected to have on certain court Proposal Section 1130(a)(5) Proposal, pg 22 or 2) with title IV‐B, title IV‐E or the U.S. Constitution, along with an analysis of whether the 19 orders. proposed demonstration project would have any effect on any such court order, and if so, how." "Describe methods used to obtain public input, a summary of comments received and how Proposal Summary of public input Proposal, pg 22 20 public input shaped the development of the proposal." "Provide an assurance that the title IV‐E agency provides health insurance coverage for all Proposal Assurance of health insurance coverage Section 1130(a)(4) Proposal, pg 22 special needs children for whom the title IV‐E agency has entered into an adoption 21 assistance agreement (including those not supported by title IV‐E funds)." "Identify which of the Child Welfare Program Improvement Policies identified in section 1130(a)(3)(C) of the Act the title IV‐E agency has implemented or intends to implement within three years of the date on which the title IV‐E agency submits its application or two Demonstration of implemented or planned child welfare years after the Department approves the demonstration (whichever is later). At least one of Proposal Section 1130(a)(3)(C) Proposal, pg 22 22 program improvement policies the child welfare program improvement policies to be implemented must be a policy that the title IV‐E agency has not previously implemented as of the date on which it submits an application to conduct the demonstration project. (See “Requirement to Implement Program Improvement Policies” section on pages 12 ‐ 14 of this IM.”)"