On February 9, 2018, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 was signed into law which included the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). This summary, prepared by Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, outlines the various components of FFPSA. Required state plan amendment dates according to ACYF-CB-PI-18-07, issued July 9, 2018, are also included.

Public Consulting Group Inc. (PCG) is a management consulting firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts dedicated to helping public sector agencies better assist the populations they serve. Since 1986, PCG has offered consulting services to federal, state, county, and municipal governments, including departments of health and human services, mental health, developmental disabilities, Medicaid, child and family services, workforce development, public welfare, and child care services. PCG works with public sector organizations to manage revenue and budgets, improve client outcomes, make better management decisions, refine business processes, introduce and fine-tune performance measures, and ensure federal and state compliance. PCG is working with several states to assist with assist with the implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). We can assist your organization to:  evaluate the degree to which your current service array aligns to the FFPSA and the needs of the children and families you serve, redesign programs, procure and purchase services, evaluate outcomes, conduct cost and revenue analyses, and manage organizational change.

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance) is a capacity builder for community-based organizations. It is a strategic action network of human services social sector organizations with a national reach in tens of thousands of communities across the U.S.  Rooted in the historic cause of advancing equity for all people, our strategic action network is driven by members aligned through shared ownership and a common vision of creating a healthy and equitable society, so children, adults, and families may achieve their full potential.  We aggregate the very best sector knowledge and serve as an incubator for learning and innovation to generate new solutions to the toughest problems. We accelerate change through dynamic leadership development and collective actions to ensure policies and systems provide equal access and opportunity for health and well-being, economic opportunity, educational success, and safety and permanency.