Issue Brief 9-44
November 6, 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA; P.L. 111-5) contains provisions that increase Medicaid and Title IV-E foster care and adoption assistance grants to states for 27 months by increasing their federal medical assistance percentages (FMAPs), the share of state programs paid by the federal government (see Issue Brief 09-39 for more information). The FMAP increases are set to expire on December 31, 2010. However, these provisions would be extended for two quarters