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ERIC Number: ED538049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-29
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program in the Affordable Care Act: Supplemental Instruction Request-February 2011
Schmit, Stephanie
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
The latest Evidence-Based Home Visiting Supplemental Information Request (SIR) has recently been released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with collaboration from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) as outlined in the first Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This information request provides states guidance in preparing their updated plans for their home visiting programs. States must complete these plans to receive federal funds for home visiting programs. The new information request strengthens the earlier guidance in important ways. The SIR addresses the requirements for updated state plans, the steps necessary for completing the requirements, and how HHS will review plans. It includes information explaining the criteria HHS uses to determine evidence-based models, the models initially found to meet the criteria, and details about using "promising approaches" in addition to evidence-based models. The SIR also addresses program implementation and requires states to update their plans to focus on quality. In addition to using evidence-based models, the SIR offers guidance on how states can use up to 25 percent of funding permitted in the law for promising approaches.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy