House Passes Home Visiting Reauthorization
Mandatory funding for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program expired September 30. On September 26, the House passed the Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act (H.R. 2824) to extend funding through fiscal year (FY) 2022. The legislation makes a number of changes to the program, including a new state matching requirement. The Senate has not yet considered legislation, although a bill has been introduced and referred to the Senate Finance Committee.