John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program

What reporting requirements are present under Chafee?

Report to Congress - Each year the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau is required to submit a report to Congress. This year's report (September, 2001) presents the Department's plan and timetable for developing and implementing National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) and establishing a penalty structure for States that do not comply with (NYTD) data collection and reporting requirements.

Fiscal year 2005 marks the beginning of a new cycle in the Child and Family Services Plans which run for 5 years. The program instructions (PI) have been released for the new 5 year plan which is due June 30, 2004. To download a pdf version of the PI, click here.