American Indian Tribal/State Title IV-E Intergovernmental Agreements: An Update on the Challenges and Opportunities for Accessing Foster Care and Adoption Assistance
American Indian, Native American, child welfare, Title IV-E, foster care, adoption
Title IV-E of the Social Security Act is one of the most important funding sources available to American Indian tribes for child welfare services. A nationwide content analysis of existing Title IV-E agreements was conducted, as well as qualitative surveys with tribal and state officials in states with IV-E agreements. Results of this study revealed that most IV-E agreements contain provisions for administrative costs and foster care maintenance payments. Roughly half of the agreements analyzed contain provisions for adoption maintenance payments. Findings are discussed in light of current legislation and recommendations are made to help facilitate effective IV-E agreements.
Original Publication Citation
Limb, G., & *Baxter, A. (2012). American Indian tribal/state Title IV-E intergovernmental agreements: An update on the challenges and opportunities for accessing foster care and adoption assistance. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 6(4), 497-511.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Limb, Gordon and Baxter, Aaron, "American Indian Tribal/State Title IV-E Intergovernmental Agreements: An Update on the Challenges and Opportunities for Accessing Foster Care and Adoption Assistance" (2012). Faculty Publications. 3085.
Journal of Public Child Welfare
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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