Tennessee DCS gets more flexibility in use of federal funds

Tennessee DCS gets more flexibility in use of federal funds

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NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Children's Services is getting more flexibility in how it uses federal funding.

The Tennessean reports the state agency will be able to spend $40 million that is currently earmarked for foster children on efforts to keep children with their own families.

The initiative begins next October. Tennessee is one of seven states that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services selected to take part in a federal pilot project that changes how child welfare systems are funded.

Officials say the goal is to keep children out of foster care.

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