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Implementing Family Connects

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Estimated Costs of Implementation

Last Updated

July 2016


Average Cost per Family

Family Connects costs approximately $500 to $700 (2016 dollars) per birth, including oversight, staff salaries and benefits, local travel reimbursement, and materials. Costs vary by community based on local wages, extent of travel, population size, existing data systems, and other factors.


Labor Costs

Labor costs vary based on local factors such as the number of families served and cost of living.


Purchase of Model or Operating License

No information is available about the costs of operating the program.


Materials and Forms

No information is available about the costs of materials and forms.


Training and Technical Assistance

Training costs are based on community factors, including a site’s implementation readiness, and existing home visiting programming. Consultation for implementation readiness, and training and technical assistance is available from the National Service Office. No information is available about the costs for consultation or contracting with the National Service Office.



The Family Connects database is available to program sites. No information is available about the costs of using the database. Sites may use free software, such as MySQL, to manage the database.


Recruitment and Retention

No information is available about the costs of recruiting families. Costs associated with family retention are zero or minimal because of the brief nature of the program.



The information contained on this page was last updated in July 2016. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the Family Connects National Service Office on March 24, 2016. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.