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Maryland was awarded a $650 million Title IV-E Waiver grant which allows the Department of Human Resources (DHR) greater flexibility in how it spends its federal Title IV-E child welfare funds. In the past, these funds were only permitted to be used for services for 4,387 youth who currently live in out-of-home placements—which include foster and group homes. Now the waiver allows DHR to use IV-E funds for services for out-of-home placements and the 2,844 youth, who as of June 2015, remain with their families.