How can I learn more about the new interim funding available to caregivers who took placement of a child prior to being approved as a resource family?
The California Department of Social Services released an All County Letter on March 30, 2018, advising counties on implementation of the funding enacted by AB 110.
AB 110 provides short-term funding for the period of March 30, 2018 through June 30, 2018, for families who accept placement of a child prior to approval as a resource family, if the family has completed and submitted a Resource Family Approval (RFA) application. AB 110 funding is not available prior to March 30, 2018, even if the placement occurred before that date. Families that accept emergency placements from March 30 on, and who are not yet approved, will receive funding beginning on the day they sign and submit the RFA application.
NOTE: Passage of AB 1811 extends the funding initiated under AB 110, so families benefitting from AB 110 will continue to receive funding prior to RFA approval. AB 1811 also provides funding for families who accept placement after July 1, 2018 and are not yet approved as resource families. You can find more information on both types of funding here.