What's In the Federal 2023 Budget Proposal

President Biden has released his Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request, seeking significant and robust investments in mental health and substance use disorder treatment, child abuse prevention, and recovery services. You may read the White House fact sheet on FY 23 budget proposal here. We have also provided a summary of these provisions below.


There are several Children Services Highlights:

  • Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA): Increases in funding for Title I state grants by $30 million, and Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) grants by $25 million

  • $100 million in additional funding for independent living services in the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program

  • Add 10% to state FMAP foster care rates for kin or relative placements, non relative foster care placements would remain at FMAP rate only and group care placements would be FMAP minus 5%

  • $100 million for a competitive grant program to address racial inequities in child welfare

  • Changes to The Prevention Services Program, including:

100% of prevention services covered retroactively for 2022 and 90% for 2023-2026

50% of prevention services funding to be spent on well-supported OR supported programs



As well as Mental Health and Early Intervention Highlights:

  • $33.3 billion for the Administration for Children and Families

$12 billion for Head Start

$7.5 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant

$257 million for the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

  • $10.7 billion for the Substance Use And Mental Health Services Administration

$1.6 billion for the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant

$553 million for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

  • $88.3 billion for the Department of Education

$3.3 billion increase to IDEA Grants to states, the largest two-year increase ever

$438 million for Full Service Community Schools