The Children’s Bureau has released Program Instruction ACYF-CB-PI-21-02.  The purpose of this Program Instruction (PI) is to provide information on changes to the Court Improvement Program (CIP) that become effective in fiscal year (FY) 2022 and to provide updated and supplemental guidance on actions need to apply for FY 2022 state CIP funding.

On December 17, 2020, the Children’s Bureau issued ACYF-CB-PI-20-12 providing guidance on how to apply for FY 2022 CIP funding. Just after the issuance of that PI, on December 27, 2020, P.L. 116-260, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was enacted into law.  This law included provisions amending the CIP, effective October 1, 2021, the first day of FY 2022.   

The primary change to the CIP made by the new law is to consolidate the former three CIP grants (basic, data and training) into a single grant that can be used for all of the program purposes.  In light of the change in the statute, this PI provides supplemental/updated guidance on the actions CIP grantees need to take to apply for FY 2022 funding.

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