National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise


Expediting the placement of children in safe, permanent families across state lines

and reducing administrative paperwork and costs 

What is NEICE?

The National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise is a 17-month pilot to improve efficiency in the administration of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) using an electronic web-based system. Launched in November 2013, the American Public Human Services Association and the Association of Administrators for the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children manage the pilot. The project is supported by a Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation[1] grant administered by The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children's Bureau (CB).The NEICE system will be based on the web-based Interstate Compact System (ICS) developed by the state of Florida under the leadership of Stephen Pennypacker, then serving as the AAICPC President and Deputy Compact Administrator for Florida, and Laura Kirksey, the former ICPC Administrator for Florida.


Who is involved?

In addition to APHSA and AAICPC, several organizations and six states are working on the NEICE pilot.

  • Tetrus Corporation is developing and implementing the NEICE web system.
  • Six states -- Florida, Indiana, Nevada, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia -- will test this electronic information exchange for processing ICPC cases for potential national application. AAIPC President Mical Peterson chairs a weekly call with the states on their questions and overall project progress.
  • Walter R. MacDonald Associates is conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the project, including assessing overall impact and efficiency.
  • A Project Management Team comprised of representatives from APHSA, AAICPC, Tetrus, Florida, and WRMA, oversees planning and implementation of the pilot. 
  • An Advisory Committee  has been appointed to review and monitor the progress of NEICE. It will meet at least four times over the course of the project.

What are the expected results?

The ICS system in Florida has significantly shortened processing times and reduced administrative costs for the state. It is anticipated that NEICE, once fully tested and implemented, will replicate those accomplishments for participating states. Implementation is scheduled for summer 2014, with states piloting the system through February 2015.


State Responsibilities


What's happening?

NEICE Pilot system launched 8-2-14

Transforming ICPC Data Exchange Among States presentation 9-17-14


Want more information?

For more information, contact: Marci Roth, NEICE project director,


The National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise (NEICE) project is operated by the American Public Health Services Association (APHSA) with the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (AAICPC) and is made possible by grant number 90XA0150 from the Children’s Bureau. The contents of this summary are solely the responsibility of APHSA, AAICPC and the participating states, and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Children’s Bureau, ACYF, ACF, or HHS. March 2014.



[1] The 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act, authorized $32.5 million in appropriations through FY 2013 for the Partnerships Fund for Program Integrity and Innovation to fund pilot projects and evaluations that test ideas for improving federal assistance programs.





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