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Budget Summary FY2010

48000038 - Services for Children and Families
Data Current as of:  1/26/2010

Account Description FY2009
4800-0038 Services for Children and Families
For stabilization, unification, reunification, permanency, adoption, guardianship and foster care services provided by the department of children and families; provided, that $5,600,000 made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111-5, may be spent on adoption and foster care services; provided further, that services funded through this item shall include shelter services, substance abuse treatment, family reunification networks, young parent programs, parent aides, education and counseling services, family preservation services, foster care, adoption and guardianship subsidies, tiered reimbursements used to promote the foster care placement of children with special medical and social needs, assessment of the appropriateness of adoption for children in the care of the department for more than 12 months, protective services provided by partnership agencies, targeted recruitment and retention of foster families, respite care services, post-adoption services, support services for foster, kinship and adoptive families and juvenile firesetter programs; provided further, that the regional offices shall work with the contracted entities for children placed in the intensive foster care system and with the receiving communities of these children to ensure all necessary services are provided; provided further, that funding may be expended on the young parent support program, supervised visitation programs, children's advocacy centers, services for child victims of sexual abuse and assault, family support and stabilization services, and community-based support and education programs helping low-income, female-headed families break the cycle of poverty; and provided further, that funds may be expended on programs that received funding in fiscal year 2009
299,790,954 299,234,364

Veto Explanation:  I am reducing this item by an amount not recommended in light of available revenues.

Budget Reduction Explanation:   Reduces spending that is not affordable given the current revenue estimate.