In early 2019, the Children’s Bureau released model foster home licensing standards.
DFCS standards were closely aligned with the model standards and we made some modifications with input from stakeholders. The new licensing standards were submitted in a IV-E Plan amendment in April 2019. The changes to DFCS standards DID NOT change any Residential Child Care Licensing (RCCL) standards.
The definition of a foster family home in Family First is consistent with the DFCS definition.