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Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Specialized Settings License Certifications

This page applies to programs licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) or the Department of Corrections (DOC) 

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) requires residential programs for children to meet specific requirements if a county uses Title IV-E funds to pay for the child being in the program. Residential programs include both children’s residential facilities (CRF) and foster residence settings (FRS). These federal requirements become effective in Minnesota on September 30, 2021.

The four types of specialized setting certifications below have been established in Minnesota to help ensure that programs meet the federal FFPSA requirements for these types of settings.  

A program’s decision to add these certifications to a license will depend on whether or not a county uses Title IV-E funds for children in the facility or setting.

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