Jackie Walorski Home Visiting Reauthorization Act passed as part of Congressional Omnibus
On Dec. 29, Pres. Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 into law. This $1.7 trillion, 4,155-page omnibus bill funds the federal government for the 2023-24 fiscal year. Many important provisions impacting children and families were included, including the Jackie Walorski Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022. This act reauthorizes and expands the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program for another five years by doubling the program’s funding, providing additional resources to Tribal communities, and allowing the continuation of virtual home visiting. To learn more about MIECHV, read this KidsFlash Story.
The Colorado Children’s Campaign supported the reauthorization of MIECHV. Home visiting is an important intervention that contributes to the health and well-being of Colorado’s children and families. We celebrate the passage of the Jackie Walorski Home Visiting Reauthorization Act through the Congressional Omnibus.
To learn more about home visiting in Colorado, visit the Colorado Home Visiting Coalition’s website and the Home Visiting Investment Task Force’s webpage. You can also learn more about MIECHV at the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) website.