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Chirp - OCSE offers Intergovernmental Innovation Grant

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:00am

OCSE is now accepting applications for a new grant to design or improve interventions for more efficient case coordination and increased payments on intergovernmental cases. Learn more and apply today.

Chirp - New Grant from Department of Labor

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:00am

DOL announced a grant for Appalachian and Delta regions to expand workforce development initiatives in rural communities. Funding will help provide training and support services in these communities to prepare new workforce entrants and dislocated and incumbent workers for good jobs. State and tribal programs might consider partnering to apply.

Chirp - Insurance Match still growing

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:00am

In 2018, 165 new insurers joined Insurance Match bringing the total to 1,514 – an 11% increase. California, Colorado, and Oregon now mandate that insurers check for a child support debtor before making a payout. To learn more, contact InsuranceMatch@acf.hhs.gov.

Chirp - Share our new video for parents

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:00am

OCSE has a new video that looks at the top child support services parents will typically use – also available in Spanish. Please share widely!

Chirp - BICS increases payments in Texas

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:00am

Texas designed a behavioral intervention to increase payments from employed NCPs on new orders before income withholding begins. Payments increased in the first month by 4.9 percentage points.

Chirp - BICS article series available online

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 12:00am

OCSE has a resource that compiles last year’s BICS Child Support Report article series. The PDF document includes six articles that states shared about lessons learned through behavioral interventions. Check it out!