On February 14th, 2023, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (88 FR 9411) proposing to amend federal regulations to allow title IV-E agencies to adopt separate licensing or approval standards for relative or kinship foster family homes.
“The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) encourages title IV-E agencies to adopt licensing or approval standards for relative or kinship foster family homes that place as few burdens on such families as possible, consistent with ensuring the safety and well-being of children in foster care.”
Comments on the proposed rule can be submitted at www.regulations.gov or firstname.lastname@example.org on or before April 17, 2023.
The Children’s Bureau will hold an information session for title IV-E agencies and the public providing an overview of the NPRM. No advance registration is required. Click here to join – 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm EST on February 28th, 2023.