The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is planning to expand its community-based care (CBC) model for foster care services to four new catchment areas: DFPS Regions 3e, 4, 5, and 9. These are the regions of the state that include the cities of Arlington, Tyler, Beaumont, and Midland. DFPS requested funding for the expansion in its legislative appropriations request. If funded, the transition would begin in fiscal year 2022 (which begins September 1, 2021). DFPS intends to issue one request for applications per quarter. In deciding where to expand CBC next, DFPS opted to choose entire . . .
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