P.L. 109–288, Approved September 28, 2006 (120 Stat. 1233)

Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006

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SECTION 1. [42 U.S. C. 1305 note]  SHORT TITLE. This act may be cited as the “Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006”.

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SEC. 3.  REAUTHORIZATION OF THE PROMOTING SAFE AND STABLE FAMILIES PROGRAM.

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(c) [None assigned]  Availability of Promoting Safe and Stable Families for Fiscal Year 2006.—

(1)  Appropriation.—Out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, there are appropriated to the Secretary of Health and Human Services $40,000,000 for fiscal year 2006 to carry out section 436 of the Social Security Act, in addition to any amount otherwise made available for fiscal year 2006 to carry out such section.

(2)  Availability of funds.—Notwithstanding sections 434(b)(2) and 436(b)(3) of such Act, the amount appropriated under paragraph (1) of this subsection—

(A)  shall remain available for expenditure through fiscal year 2009 solely for the purpose described in section 436(b)(4)(B)(i) of such Act;

(B)  shall not be used to supplant any Federal funds paid under part E of title IV of such Act that could be used for that purpose; and

(C)  shall not be made available to any Indian tribe or tribal consortium.

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SEC. 7.  MONTHLY CASEWORK STANDARD.

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(1)  Progress report.—Not later than March 31, 2010, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate a report that outlines the progress made by the States in meeting the standards referred to in section 422(b)(17) of the Social Security Act, and offers recommendations developed in consultation with State officials responsible for administering child welfare programs and members of the State legislature to assist States in their efforts to ensure that foster children are visited on a monthly basis.

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[Internal References.—SSAct §§436 heading and §422(b)(17) have footnotes referring to P.L. 109-288.]