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A $900,000 grant awarded today

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A large federal grant awarded to Catholic Family and Child Services could help change the child welfare system.

The 900-thousand dollar grant could be given every year for the next three years and workers at Child Services say it well help them reduce the number of children in foster care.
The idea is to use the money to better place children who have been removed from their families because of abuse and neglect.
Workers say they will place more children with extended families, and thanks to the increased funds they can expand their family searches beyond Washington state.