Clinical Health Sciences

Social Work

Stipend Opportunities

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Child Protective Services (CPS) Division, Title IV-E Program

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) operates a staff development and training program that supports the goals and objectives in the Child and Family Services state plan for Title IV-E training.  A goal of the Title IV-E training program is to enhance the skills of current and prospective Child Protective Services (CPS) workers through undergraduate and graduate education in social work.  To accomplish this stated goal, DFPS has developed the Title IV-E University Degree and Stipend Program. 

Texas DFPS Regions may enter into a pass-through contract with public universities in Texas that are:

1) approved to offer a social work degree, and

2) have obtained national accreditation for the social work degree program from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 

The Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville qualifies for, and participates in, the DFPS Title IV-E program.  Texas A&M University-Kingsville B.S.W. students who qualify will receive a stipend (financial aid) that is applied toward their educational expenses.  B.S.W. students who receive this stipend must commit to employment in the CPS division of DFPS in a Title IV-E eligible position. 

For more information, Please contact Mariah A. Boone, MSSW, LMSW-IPR at (361) 593-4187 at