Title IV-B &
Title IV of the Social Security Act provides federal funding for child welfare programs. Learn more about these two specific options.
Title IV-B Funding Overview
Title IV-B ties well with tribal family engagement practices. Designed around prevention and early intervention, the two subparts of
Title IV-B aim to:
- keep families together by supporting preventive intervention, alternative placements, and reunification efforts; and
- address family support, family preservation, time-limited family reunification, and adoption
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Title IV-B Subparts
Title IV-B Subpart 1 Program Purpose
Funds under this program may be used for:
- protecting and promoting the welfare of all children;
- preventing the neglect, abuse, or exploitation of children;
- supporting at-risk families through services which allow children, where appropriate, to remain safely with their families or return to their families in a timely manner;
- promoting the safety, permanence, and well-being of children in foster care and adoptive families; and
- providing training, professional development and support to ensure a well-qualified child welfare workforce.
Title IV-B Subpart 2 Program Purpose
Funds under this program may be used to support services in the following four areas:
- Family Preservation,
- Family Support,
- Family Reunification, and
- Adoption Promotion and Support Services
Capturing Title IV-B Data with Excel
In this series of 11 videos, we provide screen-sharing walk-throughs, tips, and discussions about Tribal child welfare data collection, entry, organization, management, and basic analysis using features and formulas in Microsoft Excel.
BUILDING YOUR INTAKE SPREADSHEET
DROP-DOWN LIST REFERENCE GUIDE
BASIC GUIDE TO EXCEL FORMULAS
FORMULAS FOR COUNTING KIDS
DISPLAYING DATA WITH EXCEL CHARTS
Title IV-E provides partial reimbursement to federally recognized tribes for the care of eligible children based on claims that primarily include foster care, adoption assistance, and guardianship assistance.
There’s a lot to think about when exploring whether or not accessing Title IV-E funds is right for a tribe. Tribal Governments and Leaders play a unique role in this exploration and may benefit from learning from others who have taken this journey before.
Contact the children’s bureau for additional support and guidance
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FROM THE CHILDREN’S BUREAU
- States’ Consultation and Collaboration with Tribes and Reported Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act: Information from States’ and Tribes’ 2015 – 2019 Child and Family Services Plans
- Considerations for Indian Tribes, Indian Tribal Organizations or Tribal Consortia Seeking to Operate a Tribal Title IV-E Program
- Tribal Programs and Resources
- Tribal Option to Operate a Title IV-E Program
- Title IV-E Reviews