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Title IV-E Prevention Services

On Aug. 17, 2020, North Dakota became the seventh state in the country to receive approval of its Family First Prevention Services Act: Title IV-E Prevention Services Plan ND from the federal Children's Bureau. This plan gives our state access to federal Title IV-E funding for approved evidence-based prevention services proven to strengthen and stabilize children and families so children can stay in their family home safely. Services include both mental/behavioral health and substance abuse treatment and recovery support services as well as in-home parent skill-based programs.

Approved Services (Eligible for Title IV-E reimbursement in N.D.)

  • Healthy Families
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Nurse-Family Partnership
  • Homebuilders
  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Multisystemic Therapy
  • Functional Family Therapy

Find an Approved Title IV-E Service Provider

Apply to Receive Services

Apply to Become a Provider


View approved providers by clicking HERE

Eligibility must be determined for a child based on specific criteria that has been established by the federal government and will be verified by the N.D. Department of Human Services (ND-DHS).  Once a child’s eligibility is approved the child and parent/caregiver can receive access to approved Title IV-E prevention services. 

The child must:

  • Reside in North Dakota
  • Be born (postnatal) 
  • Be age 17 or under
  • Be at risk of out of home placement

The individual eligibility application allows for parents/caregivers, public and private agencies, treatment providers, tribal social services, juvenile court, and others to complete and submit an application on behalf of the child.


Community and private agencies/providers can apply to become an approved Title IV-E prevention services provider. 

  • Providers MUST identify what approved service(s) they will offer, submit documentation verifying required training/certification and a plan outlining their fidelity review process for such service(s) to ND-DHS.
  • Providers MUST also agree to and sign a Memorandum of Understanding outlining the requirements set forth by ND-DHS and Families First Prevention Services Act.
  • ND-DHS will review application.  If approved, providers will be able to receive reimbursement for Title IV-E approved prevention services delivered to an eligible child and their parents/caregivers.


  • COMING SOON - LINK to Find Approved Providers


  • COMING SOON - LINK to Individual Application


Additional Resources


If you need more information about individual applications, finding approved providers, enrolling as an approved provider or have other questions, please email TitleIVEprevention@nd.gov. Thank you.


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