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2007 Legislative Hot Topics

Estimated Number of Children Covered by Federal Foster Care Funding in FY 2004 1

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State Children in Foster Care Children Covered By IV-E %
Alabama 5,880 1,574 27%
Alaska 1,825 364 20%
Arizona 9,119 4,554 50%
Arkansas 3,097 1,873 61%
California 92,344 52,738 57%
Colorado 8,196 2,538 31%
Connecticut 6,803 2,714 40%
Delaware 849 279 33%
District of Columbia 2,608 1,263 48%
Florida 28,864 9,069 31%
Georgia 14,216 4,321 30%
Hawaii 2,953 1,103 37%
Idaho 1,565 819 52%
Illinois 2 19,931 10,065 50.5%
Indiana 9,745 1,680 17%
Iowa 5,384 1,972 37%
Kansas 6,060 2,282 38%
Kentucky 7,000 3,417 49%
Louisiana 4,397 2,995 68%
Maine 2,584 1,319 51%
Maryland 11,111 4,051 36%
Massachusetts 12,562 4,974 40%
Michigan 21,173 6,742 32%
Minnesota 7,038 2,809 40%
Mississippi 2,989 640 21%
Missouri 11,681 5,401 46%
Montana 2,030 932 46%
Nebraska 6,292 1,493 24%
Nevada 4,050 1,275 31%
New Hampshire 1,236 648 52%
New Jersey 12,694 4,971 39%
New Mexico 2,320 1,649 71%
New York 33,445 18,923 57%
North Carolina 10,077 4,021 40%
North Dakota 1,314 495 38%
Ohio 3 17,387 12,821 74%
Oklahoma 10,534 3,808 36%
Oregon 10,096 4,241 42%
Pennsylvania 21,944 10,076 46%
Rhode Island 2,414 601 25%
South Carolina 4,855 1,169 24%
South Dakota 1,600 446 28%
Tennessee 9,590 5,375 56%
Texas 24,529 10,951 45%
Utah 2,108 836 40%
Vermont 1,432 816 57%
Virginia 6,869 4,232 62%
Washington 9,368 3,592 38%
West Virginia 3,990 813 20%
Wisconsin 7,812 2,390 31%
Wyoming 1,209 203 17%

Sources

  1. Calculation made using data submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by the states. CWLA calculated coverage by taking the number of children in foster care at the end of the federal fiscal year September 30, 2004, and comparing it to the average monthly claims a state files with HHS. For more information cllick hereback
  2. Illinois calculation based on estimated coverage as reported by the Urban Institute in, The Cost of Protecting Vulnerable Children V: Understanding State Variation in Child Welfare Funding. Available online. back
  3. Figures calculated by the state of Ohio and submitted directly to CWLA. back




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