Introduction

The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 also referred to as FFPSA signed into law as part of the Federal Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892). FFPSA creates opportunities for Title IV-E federal funding reimbursement of services that are aimed at preventing a child's entry into foster care. Services include support for mental health, substance abuse, and other supports for parents. FFPSA has four central provisions aimed at increasing prevention services, support to kinship caregivers, addressing children congregate care, and older youth.