RPG Briefs

About the RPG Program Briefs Series
 
This is the fourth in a series of program briefs discussing the initial grant period of the Regional Partnership Grant (RPG) Program, administered by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau. In 2007, 53 grantees representing state, county, and tribal partnerships were awarded “Targeted Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Methamphetamine or Other Substance Abuse.” The initial grant period for the RPG Program was September 2007 – September 2012.
 
The four program briefs cover the following:
 
 
Additional information about the RPG Program can be found in the Reports to Congress, available at http://www.cffutures.org/projects/regional-partnership-grants.

 

The RPG Program Briefs Series discusses the initial grant period of the Regional Partnership Grant (RPG) Program, administered by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau. 

On September 28, 2006, the Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-288) was signed into law.  The legislation was designed to improve the lives of abused and neglected children and their families, and included provisions that specifically address those children who are affected by a parent’s[1] methamphetamine and other substance use disorders.[2]  The legislation provided grant funding to help states, tribes, and communities across the nation develop regional partnerships. The legislation also requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to submit an annual report to Congress on the services and activities provided by the grant, the performance indicators established under the grant, and the progress being made in addressing the needs of these families and in achieving the goals of child safety, permanence, and family stability. The Reports to Congress are  available at http://www.cffutures.org/projects/regional-partnership-grants.

In 2007, 53 grantees representing state, county, and tribal partnerships were awarded “Targeted Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Methamphetamine or Other Substance Abuse.”  The initial grant period for the RPG Program was September 2007 – September 2012.

The four program briefs cover the following areas: Legislative Intent and General Overview, Overview of Grantees’ Services and Interventions, Effective Systems Linkages – Key Implementation Lessons, and RPG Program:  Interim Safety, Permanency, Well-Being, and Recovery Outcomes

For additional information about the RPG Program, contact

 

Ken DeCerchio, MSW, CAP

Program Director

Children and Family Futures

Phone: 714-505-3525

Email: kdecerchio@cffutures.org

 



[1] This series of briefs uses the term “parent” to refer to parent or caretaker (which is the language used in the legislation).

[2] The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), published in May 2013, combined the prior criteria for substance abuse and substance dependence into a single substance use disorders diagnosis.  This report, however, may use the terms substance abuse and substance use disorder interchangeably.