H.R. 2824 Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017 Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act Short Titles as Reported to House Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act

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Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017 Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act Short Titles as Reported to House Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act This bill amends title V (Maternal and Child Health Services) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to reauthorize through FY2022, and otherwise revise, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. Under current law, grantees were required, after three years of program implementation, to demonstrate improvement in specified benchmark areas. The bill requires grantees to continue, in subsequent years, to track and demonstrate improvement in applicable benchmark areas. A grantee that fails to do so must develop and implement a corrective action plan, subject to approval by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS shall terminate a program grant made to a grantee that implements such a plan but continues to fail to demonstrate improvement. As a condition for receiving grant funds under the program, a state must conduct a statewide needs assessment by October 1, 2019, and at least once every five years thereafter. A grantee may use program grant funds to support a "pay-for-outcomes initiative" (a performance-based grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, awarded by a public entity, in which a commitment is made to pay for improved outcomes that result in social benefit and public-sector cost savings). Grantees must provide matching funds under the program beginning in FY2020. HHS must designate data-exchange standards applicable to the program. The bill also amends title XVI (Supplemental Security Income) (SSI) under the SSAct to prohibit the payment of SSI benefits to an individual who is subject to an arrest warrant for: (1) committing, or attempting to commit, a felony; or (2) violating a condition of parole or probation.

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