Issue Brief 16-63
December 28, 2016

On November 30, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the allotment percentages for Child Welfare Services for fiscal years (FYs) 2018 and 2019. The allotment percentages are calculated using per capita personal income, and are one of the factors used to determine the distribution of Child Welfare Services state grants.

Based on FFIS calculations, it appears that HHS relied on per capita personal income data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) in March. In the past, HHS has used the revised annual state personal income estimates published in September, and FFIS calculated the percentages using the September release. HHS indicated it plans to review its calculations.

This Issue Brief provides the new allotment percentages and compares them to FFIS estimates.