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Progress Report: No Lead Agencies Have Earned Excess Federal Funds for Several Years, Report No. 04-25, March 2004 March 2004
 
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  • As recommended in our prior report, the Legislature expanded the Department of Children and Families’ excess federal earnings distribution program, which enables private community-based entities providing child protection services to receive additional federal funding.  However, no lead agency has earned these funds in several years due to unavailability of TANF and limited general revenue funds to match federal dollars.
  • Although the 2002 Legislature directed the department to develop a proposal to use excess federal earnings to reduce the financial risk to lead agencies, it has not done so.  The department was required by law to submit a final proposal to the Legislative Budget Commission by December 31, 2002.  Department officials said they expected to submit a proposal in Fiscal Year 2004-05.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 01-38 Program Review: Legislature Should Establish Foster Care Excess Federal Earnings Program Despite Slow Start, published in August 2001.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Children and Families

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