2018 Child Protection Summit: The Extension of Foster Care: Maintenance Adoption Subsidy & Title IV-E EFC

Valerie Proctor, MPH - Adoption Policy and Program Specialist, Office of Child Welfare, Florida Department of Children and Families | Courtney Smith, MSW - Permanency and Well Being Manager, Office of Child Welfare, Florida Department of Children and Families | Brandie McCabe, Independent Living Specialist, Florida Department of Children and Familiesr

September 6, 2018

Training Description

Effective January 1, 2014, the Florida Legislature passed the "Nancy C. Detert Common Sense and Compassion Independent Living Act." This act created the Extended Foster Care (EFC) program in s. 39.6251, F.S., and redesigned the Independent Living program in s. 409.1451, F.S. This workshop will discuss the changes to the EFC program to enable the state to claim Title IV-E matching funds for the existing program. Finally, this workshop will provide an overview of Florida's expansion of Maintenance Adoption Subsidies (MAS) for children adopted at age 16 and 17 until age 21.