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**Increased Child and Family Support for 2018** **Increased Child and Family Support for 2018**
A couple of major examples of block grants include two related to supporting families with children. Happily for 2018 Congress approved including in the budget bill extended funding for both those programs. The MIECHV, or eternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program is now funded for another five years. So funds will be provided to states to provide critical support for visiting programs to help at-risk families. Also CCDBG, the Child Care and Development Block Grant program was awarded almost $6 billion for a period of two years. This amount dramatically increases funds available to the states and in turn to local agencies which help families with child care. A couple of major examples of block grants include two related to supporting families with children. Happily for 2018 Congress approved including in the budget bill extended funding for both those programs. The MIECHV, or eternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program is now funded for another five years. So funds will be provided to states to provide critical support for visiting programs to help at-risk families. Also CCDBG, the Child Care and Development Block Grant program was awarded almost $6 billion for a period of two years. This amount dramatically increases funds available to the states and in turn to local agencies which help families with child care.
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 +**News March 2019**
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 +According to a January, 2019 report in the Wall Street Journal, Trump’s administration is laying the grounds for using something like block grants to let states revamp their Medicaid offerings to be more like block grants. States would have increased latitude to structiure their own programs while still complying with federal requirements.
 + While some fear such a move could reduce the coverage available to low income and disabled people, others believe the increased flexibility would lead to creative solutions that improves offerings and reduces costs. Any move that would seriously reduce coverage would appear to be unlikely giving the upcoming elections in 2020. The jury is out but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) say that helping to create new approaches to  Medicaid innovation. Stay tuned…
**Update August 2017** **Update August 2017**
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To see how you can find and apply for a variety of grants check out our recent new article [[apply_for_a_grant|Apply For A Grant]]. To see how you can find and apply for a variety of grants check out our recent new article [[apply_for_a_grant|Apply For A Grant]].
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