H.R.4980: Family First Transition Act


The Family First Transition Act (H.R. 4980) would provide a one-time $500 million funding increase for states to implement and administer the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) more effectively. Additionally, the bill would build on FFPSA by prolonging state child welfare demonstration projects that had expired in October of 2019 and phasing in the Family First requirement that 50 percent of spending on foster care prevention be on programs, allowing states to receive larger federal reimbursement.

S. 2777 is the Senate companion bill introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley.


Talking Points

  • In 2018 Congress transformed the way the federal government funds child welfare services through the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) in order to keep more children safely with their families and avoid the disruptive experience of entering foster care.
  • The National Assembly supports providing communities with additional resources and flexibility to improve and maintain the strong foundations needed for families to prosper.

Our Stance




Bill Number


Date Introduced

November 05, 2019


House Ways and Means Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled