CFSR Round 4 Program Improvement Planning Tools

This section includes tools for use in developing, monitoring, and reporting on Program Improvement Plans.

Program Improvement Plan template

The Program Improvement Plan (PIP) is designed to create lasting and statewide systemic change in key areas identified in the CFSR, while also addressing the practice and systemic concerns found during the review that affect the system’s ability to meet the needs of children and families served. The state must submit the PIP to the Children’s Bureau (CB) Regional Office for approval within 90 calendar days from the date the state receives written notification from the CB that it is not operating in substantial conformity with any one of the seven outcomes or seven systemic factors in the CFSR.

Guiding Principles, Framework, and Tools for the Program Improvement Plan Development Process

This document provides guiding principles, a suggested framework, and resources and tools states can use when developing a quality Program Improvement Plan after their CFSR.