Sen. Grassley was instrumental in making sure that this voluntary, evidence-based federal program was reauthorized for five years in the recently passed 2018 bipartisan budget agreement.

Home visitors are trained members of the community who are experts in helping give parents the skills they need to prepare their children for success in school and in life. And when children do well in school, they are more likely to join the workforce and support our economy. MIECHV is the sort of smart government intervention that both helps needy kids and provides a benefit to the community as a whole.