Support Resource Family Funding at the Time of Foster Placement

Budget Priority

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA) appreciates the Administration’s and Legislature’s support for a long-term solution to ensure the relatives and non-related extended family members of foster children receive funding at the time of placement, prior to approval under the Resource Family Approval (RFA) process. We also appreciate the Legislature’s acknowledgment of the concerns we expressed about the Administration’s proposal in the actions taken in both houses by adopting placeholder trailer bill language pending the release of the Administration’s proposal.

Now that we have had the opportunity to review the Administration’s fiscal assumptions, we support the Administration’s long-term proposal contingent on additional trailer bill modifications to address our outstanding concerns.

Funding at the Time of Placement Memo – May 26, 2018