Fostering Connections Resource Center

Education Federal Regulatory Guidance

Below you will find all the latest federal regulatory guidance related to the Education provisions of the new Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. This page will be updated as new information is issued by the Children's Bureau, but you can also access the information directly here.

  • ACF-CB-PI-10-12
    This program instruction covers the Fiscal Year 2011 Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) rates affecting programs under IV-E of the Social Security Act.
  • ACF-CB-PI-10-11
    The purpose of this Program Instruction (PI) is to provide title IV-E agencies comprehensive information on the provisions of titles IV-B and IV-E as a result of the amendments made by the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, P.L. 110-351. In addition to providing new guidance on the option for a title IV-E agency to extend assistance for the foster care maintenance, adoption assistance, and/or kinship guardianship programs to an eligible youth age 18 and older up to age 21, this instruction provides additional guidance on the other provisions of P.L. 110-351 and the flexibilities afforded to a title IV-E agency in complying with the law. This instruction also provides instruction on changes to the titles IV-B/IV-E plan requirements as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).
  • Child Welfare Policy Manual 8.3B Q#1
    Adds travel to school in the foster care maintenance payment definition.
  • Child Welfare Policy Manual 8.4 Q#2
    Adds a case plan requirement to assure educational stability for children in foster care.
  • Child Welfare Policy Manual 8.4 Q#3
    Requires that the title IV-E agency assure that each child receiving a payment under the title IV-E plan is attending school full time or has completed secondary school.
  • ACF-CB-PI-09-08
    Provides a revised Title IV-E plan pre-print that incorporatesthe statutory provisions made by Public Law 110-351 which are effective through fiscal year 2010.