Child and Family Services Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring

To be eligible for federal funding under title IV-B, a state agency must submit a 5-year Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) and a yearly Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR). The CFSP is a long-term, strategic plan that describes a state’s vision and goals to improve its child welfare system. The following resources can assist states in preparing for, developing, implementing, and monitoring their CFSP.

Recorded Webinars


Peer Groups

Center peer groups can help connect child welfare professionals working on developing the CFSP. Visit the Center’s Current Peer Groups page for more information or to sign up for a peer group.

Virtual Events

Visit the Center’s Events page to learn about upcoming events focused on strategic planning.

The Center also offers jurisdiction-specific tailored services to states and jurisdictions to help build agency capacity for preparing, developing, implementing, and monitoring the CFSP. For more information, contact your State Liaison.