As we reported previously, on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022, the House Committee on Appropriations released its Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. Within this bill, the Committee allotted billions of dollars towards community projects for organizations and programs that address priorities on both sides of the aisle.

Specifically, the House Committee on Appropriations granted over 18.2 million dollars to fund 32 child welfare-related community projects around the country. These projects vary in nature, but for the most part, they all deal with improving access to services for children and families involved in the Child Welfare System. The funding of these projects would increase the total amount of child welfare spending appropriated for the next fiscal year.

By Taylor Savage, Policy Intern