Federal Policies


Many federal agencies including the Department of Education, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are supporting the expansion of Medicaid services in schools and the creation of safe and supportive school environments. Federal agencies support this work through several mechanisms, including providing direct funding to local and state agencies, funding research and disseminating evidence, creating guidance documents, establishing learning networks, and through other technical assistance opportunities.

Federal policies and programs can also support states and localities in building the cross-sector infrastructure needed to implement evidence-based programs and practices–including professional development and workforce solutions. 

For more information on federal financing opportunities or the free care policy reversal, see the Financing and Free Care Policy topic pages.

Federal Policy Resources