TITLE I--INCREASING OPPORTUNITY AND SUCCESS FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS THROUGH EVIDENCE-BASED HOME VISITING ACT
Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act
(Sec. 102) This bill amends title V (Maternal and Child Health Services) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to reauthorize through FY2022, and otherwise revise, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.
(Sec. 103) Under current law, grantees were required, after three years of program implementation, to demonstrate improvement in specified benchmark areas. The bill requires grantees to continue to track and demonstrate, on a triennial basis, improvement in applicable benchmark areas. A grantee that fails to do so must develop and implement a corrective action plan, subject to approval by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS shall terminate a program grant made to a grantee that implements such a plan but continues to fail to demonstrate improvement.
(Sec. 104) As a condition for receiving grant funds under the program, a state must review and update its statewide needs assessment by October 1, 2020.
(Sec. 107) A grantee may use program grant funds to support a "pay-for-outcomes initiative" (a performance-based grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, awarded by a public entity, in which a commitment is made to pay for improved outcomes that result in social benefit and public-sector cost savings).
(Sec. 108) Grantees must provide matching funds under the program beginning in FY2020.
(Sec. 109) HHS must designate data-exchange standards applicable to the program.
(Sec. 110) To the extent that grant funds are allocated on the basis of relative population or poverty considerations, HHS shall use the most accurate federal data available.
TITLE II--CONTROL UNLAWFUL FUGITIVE FELONS ACT
Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017
(Sec. 202) The bill amends title XVI (Supplemental Security Income) (SSI) of the SSAct to prohibit the payment of SSI benefits to an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for: (1) committing, or attempting to commit, a felony; or (2) violating a condition of parole or probation.
Current law prohibits the payment of such benefits to an individual who: (1) is fleeing to avoid prosecution or confinement for committing, or attempting commit, a felony; or (2) is violating a condition of parole or probation.