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Funding 101 Follow Up - Hey, Jim's Policy Class!

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A class of U of M School of Social Work students asked some great follow up questions to the earlier Funding 101 post.

Here are the questions and responses. Thanks for your curiosity!

Q: How does Minnesota compare, in terms of total Child Welfare expenditures, to other states?
A: Minnesota spending is 14th highest out of all states, including Washington, D.C.

Total CW Expenditures_2006_USA Map.jpg

(Data Source: The data in the "Child Welfare Financing" section were compiled from the 2007 Casey Child Welfare Financing Survey and the 2005 Urban Institute Child Welfare Survey. The state fiscal year (SFY) 2006 for most states was July 1, 2005 through July 30,2006.)

Q: What are the funding sources?
A: This chart shows the share of funding streams in MN in 2009:
2009 MN CW funds.jpg

Q: How are Child Welfare expenditures in MN distributed? Where is the funding going?
A: Read here for a very detailed breakdown from years 2004-2008.

Q: How does MN compare, in terms of the share of state, federal and local funding streams to other states?
A: Minnesota's state contribution (as a share of total Child Welfare funds) is the second lowest in the country, behind Ohio. This visual shows how other states balance their funding streams.
Comparison of Child Welfare Funding by Source.jpg
More questions? Use the comment section to ask!

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