US: H.R. 3058, Recruiting Families Using Data Act of 2023 (Press release)
U.S. Congressional Budget Office – January 02, 2024
H.R. 3058 would require states to include a family partnership plan describing how they will recruit, screen, and retain foster and adoptive families in the plans they submit to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Current law requires states to submit a foster care plan to be eligible to receive grants for child and family services under Title IV-B of the Social Security Act. The bill also would require HHS to report to the Congress annually on the number, demographics, and characteristics of foster and adoptive families in each state and on the challenges of, and barriers to, being a foster or adoptive parent. Using information from HHS, CBO estimates that implementing the new requirements would cost the department less than $500,000 over the 2024-2028 period. Any spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.