Category: Legislation

Legislative Update

We are so close to the end of the Texas Legislative Session! Next week any remaining bills will hopefully be voted out of the Legislature and sent to the Governor. This week was an exciting week where all Committees had their final committee hearings and final decisions for the state budget were released. Next week the […]

Legislative Update

This week was a big week for The Texas Legislature. Friday was the last day House Bills must pass out of the House and over to the Senate. If a House bill did not passed before the House adjourned, it has no chance of passing this session. This week the House also “killed” HJR 3 […]

Legislative Update

Budget Update We are closing in on the budget process. While the state budget will most likely not be finalized for another month or so, this week the Senate voted out its version of the budget. Now we await to see who will be on conference committees to discuss and finalize the budget for the […]

HHSC Awards $2M in Grants for High-Needs Children in Foster Care

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding up to $2 million in grant funds to four nonprofit organizations and one Local Mental Health Authority in Texas. Funding will go to increase access to targeted case management and psychiatric rehabilitative services for high-needs children in the foster care system. The 85th Legislature authorized funding […]

DFPS Foster Care Needs Assessment

This report, which DFPS produces annually, gives the agency and its stakeholder’s vital information to more strategically build capacity in each community. Texas is among many states seeking solutions to secure and maintain placement resources for children. This assessment charts a strategic pathway for communities to develop the new capacity that meets children’s needs and […]