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Federal Investment in Home Visiting

Resources for States


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed by President Obama in 2010, provides $1.5 billion over five years for state-based early childhood home visitation grant programs. To be eligible for funding, states must conduct a home visiting needs assessment. The assessment requires states to identify high-risk communities as well as the quality and capacity of existing home visitation programs.

  • View Pew's summary of the law's home visiting provision (PDF). 

Pew as a Resource 

The Pew Home Visiting Campaign partners with policy makers and advocates to promote smart state and federal investments in quality, voluntary home-based programs for new and expectant families.

The campaign is offering resources to assist states with their required needs assessment efforts, including providing state-specific question and answer sessions and an ongoing webinar series. The free webinars feature state agency experts from across the country and address topics such as performance measures, evidence standards, coordination and finance. State agency employees and local program administrators can e-mail home visiting staff to request assistance for their state or sign up for webinars.

State Resources

The following resources provide greater detail and answer questions about the federal home visiting initiative:

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