Annotation: This report provides a summary of the home visitation program that is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which President Barak Obama signed on March 23, 2010. The act includes $1.5 billion in mandatory funding for high-quality, evidence-based, voluntary early childhood home visitation services. The report describes the purpose of the act, statutory authority, federal and state administration, needs assessment, requirements for grant application, eligible entities and families, technical assistance, prioritized service population, benchmarks, outcomes, requirements, criteria for evidence of effectiveness, priority funding, evaluation, research, reports to Congress, payment of grants, grants to tribes and to nonprofits, maintenance of effort, appropriations, reservation and availability of funds, and applications of other provisions of Title V.
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Keywords: Evaluation, Families, Federal programs, Funding, Grants, Health services, Home visiting, Infants, Legislation, Low income groups, Research, Vulnerability, Young children