This pre-recorded webinar highlights two of the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare’s specialized technical assistance (TA) programs: In-Depth Technical Assistance (IDTA) and Regional Partnership Grants (RPG). TA includes resource development, cross-systems training support, consultation with content experts, development of tools to improve and sustain collaborative partnerships, and long-term intensive consultation with states, tribes, and jurisdictions to support systems change.
The Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006 reauthorized the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program and provided funding over a 5-year period to implement a targeted grant program to Regional Partnerships for the purpose of improving permanency outcomes for children affected by methamphetamine and/or substance abuse. In 2018, Pub. L. 115-23 amended and reauthorized the RPG program and in 2021, Pub. L. 116-260 reauthorized it through FY 2022. In September 2022, the Children’s Bureau (CB) awarded a seventh round of 18 grant awards (RPG Round 7) for a total of 127 awards.