Child and Family Services Plan
In order to receive federal funding under title IV-B states must submit a 5-year Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) to the Federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The CFSP is a strategic plan that sets forth a state’s vision and goals to strengthen its child welfare system. It outlines initiatives and activities that the state will carry out over a 5-year period to administer and integrate programs and services to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.
States are also required to produce the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR). The APSR provides an annual update on the progress made by states toward the goals and objectives in their CFSPs and outlines the planned activities for the upcoming fiscal year.
Annual Progress and Services Report 2016
Annual Progress and Services Report 2018
Annual Progress and Services Report 2020
Child and Family Services Plan 2020-2024
The goals and objectives of the CFSP must address improved outcomes in the following areas:
- Permanency for children
- Well-being of children and their families
- The nature, scope, and adequacy of existing child and family and related social services
All program areas within the Children and Family Services Division (CFSD) contribute to the plan goals and annual reporting. The development of the CFSP and APSR for submission to the ACF lies within the Children's Services Outcomes and Accountability Bureau.