Family First Prevention Services Act

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) was signed into law as part of Public Law (P.L.) 115–123 and has several provisions to enhance support services for families to help children remain at home, reduce the unnecessary use of congregate care, and build the capacity of communities to support children and families. The law enables states and territories to use funds for prevention services, such as:

  • Evidence-based mental health programs
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
  • In-home parent skill-based programs
  • Kinship navigator programs

Any questions regarding the interpretation of FFPSA and its requirements should be directed to the Children’s Bureau’s Regional Offices. View the Children’s Bureau Information Memorandum.

View the Program Instruction for FFPSA. Read FFPSA in its entirety.

FFPSA: Opportunities and Implications for the Central Region Webinar Series