Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting

Bipartisan Budget Passed By Congress Extends Critical Support For Federal Home Visiting Program -

Bipartisan bill secures five-year reauthorization for MIECHV, negotiates doubling funding for CCDBG WASHINGTON – Early this morning, Congress passed a bipartisan budget bill, which includes an agreement to increase domestic spending caps and contains substantial victories for America’s young children from birth through age five. Notably, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which expired in September of 2017, … Read More

Progress for Home Visiting, Child Care in Senate Budget Deal -

Bipartisan Senate agreement proposes 5-year reauthorization for MIECHV, double funding for CCDBG WASHINGTON –A deal negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to raise domestic spending caps included major victories for America’s young children from birth through age 5. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which expired in September of 2017, was reauthorized for five years, alongside other health extenders. Additionally, … Read More

For the Second Time This Year, House Sidesteps Expired Home Visiting Program Proven to Help Lift Families Out of Poverty -

Chairman Kevin Brady, Jan 11, 2017: “We will advance evidence-based reforms to fund more programs that actually work, such as the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program.” WASHINGTON – A bipartisan and evidence-based program that supports at-risk families with babies & young children and is proven to help parents become more economically self-sufficient has been left out of the extenders package that many believed Congress would use to reauthorize … Read More

Bill To Reauthorize MIECHV Passes In The House Of Representatives -

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act” (H.R. 2824) in a bipartisan manner by a vote of 214-209. The bill reauthorizes the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program through FY 2022. First Five Years Fund (FFYF) executive director Kris Perry released the following statement in response to the … Read More

Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize MIECHV Introduced in the Senate -

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bipartisan bill to extend the evidence-based Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which is currently set to expire in 10 days. Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), issued the following statement in response: “Voluntary home visiting programs have demonstrated measurable benefits for children and families throughout the country. This … Read More