Evaluation of Family Preservation and Reunification Programs: Final Report - Volume One. 6.7 Funding


Initially, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) grants to CYD set reimbursement for Family Preservation at the a rate of $4,000 per family per year. In 1994, DPW adjusted the rate up to a maximum of $4,500 per family. Philadelphia County has continued to fund family preservation based on a flat rate per family (some other counties pay a per diem rate). Grant amounts remained stable and the capacity of individual programs in Philadelphia decreased in 1994. For example, programs that once contracted to serve 100 families a year for $400,000 now aim to serve about 88 families a year for the same amount. Overall expenditures and service capacity have increased with the addition of new programs. In 1996-97, DHS funding for FPS programs in Philadelphia County was slightly under $2 million, up from approximately $1.7 million in the previous year.

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