During the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Council (Council) call on June 10, 2020 and the All-County call hosted by OCYF on June 11, 2020, OCYF shared that the County Child Welfare (CCW) Appropriation reflected a nearly 13% reduction over the Governor’s tentative budget. Following these calls, many of the Council members and county agencies raised concerns regarding the impact a budget reduction would have on their child welfare program. Since that time, clarifications were received from the Governor’s Budget Office and members of the Legislature regarding the intent to address the remaining CCW Appropriation need as part of a future supplemental bill. Therefore, no reductions to the tentative allocations shared with counties in March 2020 are planned at this time. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact RCPA Children’s Director Jim Sharp.