Resource Mapping of Spending on Children's Programs
An array of services is provided through multiple departments of state and local governments and private agencies in Tennessee to meet the needs of children. However, interagency planning, collaboration and coordination of efforts to create a comprehensive vision and integrated service delivery plan across agencies is insufficient. The systems providing services for children are funded with public dollars from a host of federal and state funding streams, but too often lack coordination sufficient to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness necessary to achieve desired outcomes.
The purpose of Public Chapter 1197 in 2008, now codified as TCA 37-3-116, is to develop a resource map of services and programs for children across the state to better inform the Governor and members of the General Assembly in developing policy, setting goals and making decisions regarding allocation of resources.
TCA 37-3-116 requires the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) to design and oversee resource mapping of all federal and state funding streams that support the health, safety, permanence, growth and development, and education of children in Tennessee from conception through the age of service receipt through the Department of Children's Services (DCS). State departments are required to provide assistance in the process.
Annual Resource Mapping Reports are available.
The Resource Mapping Project is staffed by Rose Naccarato who may be reached at Rose Naccarato.