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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1534

   To improve the ability of the child welfare system to prevent and 
    respond to child abuse and place children in safe, loving, and 
                            permanent homes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 1, 2003

 Mr. Cardin (for himself, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. Rangel, 
Mr. Stark, Mr. Levin, and Mr. McDermott) introduced the following bill; 
         which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
   To improve the ability of the child welfare system to prevent and 
    respond to child abuse and place children in safe, loving, and 
                            permanent homes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Child Protective Services 
Improvement Act''.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    The table of contents of this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Table of contents.
        TITLE I--ENSURING CHILD SAFETY BY PAYING FOR PERFORMANCE

Sec. 101. Grants and bonuses to improve State performance.
Sec. 102. Report on enhanced data on child well-being.
            TITLE II--SUPPORTING QUALITY FRONT LINE WORKERS

Sec. 201. Child welfare service quality improvement grants.
Sec. 202. Increase in payment rate for States for expenditures for 
                            short term training of staff of certain 
                            child welfare agencies and court personnel.
          TITLE III--COMBATTING THE EFFECTS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Sec. 301. Child protection/alcohol and drug partnerships for children.
        TITLE IV--INCREASING STATE FLEXIBILITY TO SERVE FAMILIES

Sec. 401. State option to align eligibility for foster care maintenance 
                            payments and adoption assistance with TANF 
                            eligibility.
Sec. 402. Kinship guardianship assistance payments for children.
Sec. 403. Modifications relating to child welfare demonstration 
                            projects.
    TITLE V--ENSURING ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR PREVENTION AND ADOPTION 
                               ACTIVITIES

Sec. 501. Ensuring adequate funding for prevention and adoption 
                            activities.
                        TITLE VI--EFFECTIVE DATE

Sec. 601. Effective date.

        TITLE I--ENSURING CHILD SAFETY BY PAYING FOR PERFORMANCE

SEC. 101. GRANTS AND BONUSES TO IMPROVE STATE PERFORMANCE.

    (a) In General.--Part B of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 629-629i) is amended by adding at the end the following:

                ``Subpart 3--Improving State Performance

``SEC. 440. GRANTS AND BONUSES TO IMPROVE STATE PERFORMANCE.

    ``(a) Grants.--
            ``(1) In general.--Each State that is a qualified State 
        with respect to a fiscal year specified in paragraph (4) shall 
        be entitled to receive from the Secretary a grant for the 
        fiscal year in an amount equal to the amount described in 
        paragraph (2).
            ``(2) Amount of grant.--The amount of the grant payable to 
        a State under paragraph (1) for a fiscal year shall be the 
        amount that bears the same ratio to the total amount available 
        for grants under paragraph (1) for the fiscal year as the 
        number of children in the State who have not attained 18 years 
        of age bears to the number of children in all qualified States 
        for the fiscal year.
            ``(3) Use of grant.--
                    ``(A) In general.--A State to which a grant is made 
                under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall use the 
                grant to carry out the corrective action plan referred 
                to in subsection (c)(1).
                    ``(B) Carryover of funds.--A State to which a grant 
                is made under paragraph (1) for a fiscal year may 
                expend the grant in the fiscal year or the next fiscal 
                year.
                    ``(C) No supplantation.--A State to which a grant 
                is made under paragraph (1) shall use the grant to 
                supplement and not supplant any Federal, State, or 
                local funds used for child welfare services or child 
                welfare training.
            ``(4) Reallotment of unexpended funds.--To the extent that 
        a grant made under paragraph (1) is not expended by the grantee 
        during the time provided by paragraph (3)(B), the grantee shall 
        remit the unexpended portion of the grant to the Secretary, who 
        shall make the amount available--
                    ``(A) if the next fiscal year is fiscal year 2005, 
                for grants under paragraph (1) for fiscal year 2005; or
                    ``(B) in any other case, for grants under 
                subsection (b) for the then next fiscal year.
            ``(5) Appropriation.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Out of any money in the Treasury 
                of the United States not otherwise appropriated, there 
                are appropriated to carry out this subsection 
                $100,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2004 and 2005.
                    ``(B) Availability.--The amounts appropriated by 
                subparagraph (A) shall remain available for grants 
                under this subsection through fiscal year 2005. Any 
                amount so appropriated that remains unexpended by the 
                Secretary at the end of fiscal year 2005 shall be 
                available for expenditure under subsection (b) through 
                fiscal year 2008.
    ``(b) Bonuses.--
            ``(1) In general.--Each State that is a qualified State 
        with respect to a fiscal year specified in paragraph (4) shall 
        be entitled to received from the Secretary a bonus for the 
        fiscal year in an amount equal to the amount described in 
        paragraph (2), if the Secretary determines that, in the 
        preceding fiscal year, the State made significant progress in 
        achieving the goals of the corrective action plan referred to 
        in subsection (c)(1).
            ``(2) Amount of grant.--The amount of the bonus payable to 
        a State under paragraph (1) for a fiscal year shall be the 
        amount that bears the same ratio to the total amount available 
        for grants under paragraph (1) for the fiscal year as the 
        number of children in the State who have not attained 18 years 
of age bears to the number of such children in all qualified States to 
which a bonus is so payable for the fiscal year.
            ``(3) Use of grant.--
                    ``(A) In general.--A State to which a grant is made 
                under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall use the 
                grant to carry out the corrective action plan referred 
                to in subsection (c)(1).
                    ``(B) Carryover of funds.--A State to which a grant 
                is made under paragraph (1) for a fiscal year may 
                expend the grant in the fiscal year or the next fiscal 
                year.
                    ``(C) No supplantation.--A State to which a grant 
                is made under paragraph (1) shall use the grant to 
                supplement and not supplant any Federal, State, or 
                local funds used for child welfare services or child 
                welfare training.
            ``(4) Reallotment of unexpended funds.--To the extent that 
        a grant made under paragraph (1) is not expended by the grantee 
        during the time provided by paragraph (3)(B), the grantee shall 
        remit the unexpended portion of the grant to the Secretary, who 
        shall make the amount available for grants under paragraph (1) 
        for the then next fiscal year.
            ``(5) Appropriation.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Out of any money in the Treasury 
                of the United States not otherwise appropriated, there 
                are appropriated to carry out this subsection 
                $100,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2006 through 
                2008.
                    ``(B) Availability.--The amounts appropriated by 
                subparagraph (A) shall remain available for grants 
                under this subsection through fiscal year 2008.
    ``(c) Definitions.--
            ``(1) Qualified state.--In this section, the term 
        `qualified State' means, with respect to a fiscal year, a State 
        that--
                    ``(A) has in effect during the fiscal year a 
                corrective action plan approved under section 
                1123A(b)(4); and
                    ``(B) has submitted to the Secretary a document 
                which describes the efforts that were made by the State 
                to develop community involvement in establishing the 
                corrective action plan.
            ``(2) State.--The term `State' means each of the 50 States, 
        the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the United States 
        Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana 
        Islands.''.

SEC. 102. REPORT ON ENHANCED DATA ON CHILD WELL-BEING.

    Not later than October 2004, the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services shall provide to the Congress recommendations on improving the 
quality and usefulness of data being collected through the Adoption and 
Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (in this section referred to 
as ``AFCARS''). The Secretary should develop the recommendations in 
consultation with State agencies which have functions related to child 
welfare and with experts in fields related to child welfare. In 
developing the recommendations, the Secretary shall consider modifying 
AFCARS to include the collection and analysis of longitudinal data, as 
well as entry and exit cohort analysis, and a measure of adoption 
disruption.

            TITLE II--SUPPORTING QUALITY FRONT LINE WORKERS

SEC. 201. CHILD WELFARE SERVICE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT GRANTS.

    Part B of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 620-629i) 
is further amended by adding at the end the following:

           ``Subpart 4--Supporting Quality Front Line Workers

``SEC. 440A. CHILD WELFARE SERVICE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT GRANTS.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary, acting through the Administration 
of Children and Families, shall make grants to States to improve the 
quality of child welfare services by increasing the quality and 
capacity of their child welfare workforce or by increasing the 
coordination of their child welfare services.
    ``(b) Applications.--
            ``(1) Contents.--A State desiring to receive a grant under 
        this section shall submit to the Secretary an application that 
        includes the following:
                    ``(A) Plan.--A detailed description of how the 
                State would use the grant, during the 5-year period 
                beginning with the date the grant is received, to 
                improve working conditions of child welfare workers in 
                any agency providing a service under the State plan 
                approved under subpart 1 or 2 of part B or part E in 1 
                or more ways described in paragraph (2), and an 
                explanation of how doing so would help the State 
                achieve the outcomes set forth in the Final List of 
                Child Welfare Outcomes and Measures (64 Fed. Reg. 
                45552-45554).
                    ``(B) Baseline data on state-selected indicators.--
                The information described in those subparagraphs of 
                paragraph (3) which describe the indicators that the 
                State intends to improve on using the grant, with 
                respect to all child welfare agencies in the State for 
                the fiscal year preceding the first fiscal year for 
                which the grant is requested.
                    ``(C) Budget.--A budget showing how the State would 
                expend funds (including any grant funds provided under 
                this section) for child welfare services or the 
                improvement of the services.
            ``(2) Ways to improve working conditions.--The ways 
        described in this paragraph to improve working conditions of 
        child welfare workers are the following:
                    ``(A) Increase the wages of supervisory and 
                nonsupervisory child welfare workers.
                    ``(B) Increase the number of State supervisory and 
                nonsupervisory staff working on strengthening and 
                preserving families and improving child well-being, 
                permanency, and safety.
                    ``(C) Reduce the turnover rate for supervisory and 
                nonsupervisory child welfare workers in the State, and 
                the number of supervisory and nonsupervisory staff 
                vacancies in child welfare agencies.
                    ``(D) Improve the formal education and training of 
                supervisory and nonsupervisory child welfare workers.
                    ``(E) Increase the number of supervisory and 
                nonsupervisory child welfare workers who have graduated 
                from an institution of higher education in such fields 
                of study as the Secretary determines are related to the 
                delivery of child welfare services.
                    ``(F) Coordinate training, recruitment, and 
                retention strategies for child welfare workers.
                    ``(G) Provide educational scholarships for fields 
                of study relevant to the purposes of parts B and E in 
                return for substantial service.
                    ``(H) Implement strategies to increase the safety 
                of child welfare workers.
                    ``(I) Enable the State child welfare agencies to 
                coordinate the provision of services with State and 
                local health care agencies, State and local alcohol and 
                drug abuse prevention and treatment agencies, State and 
                local mental health agencies, State and local housing 
                agencies, State and local agencies administering the 
                Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, and 
                other welfare agencies to promote child safety, 
                permanence, and family stability.
                    ``(J) Provide training to improve the ability of 
                child welfare workers to include and involve families 
                in planning decisions for children served by State 
                child welfare agencies.
            ``(3) Description of baseline data.--The data described in 
        this paragraph are the following:
                    ``(A) The average salary of supervisory child 

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