No, Family First is a new federal funding stream, not a grant. Previously, only when children had
been placed in foster care was the state able to receive some federal
reimbursement for the care and support. Now, states may use this federal
funding to provide up to 12 months of evidence-based mental health services,
substance abuse treatment, and in-home parenting training to families at risk
of entry into the DHS Child Welfare system.