The Division of Family Services will hold a public hearing on the allocation plan of the Children's Trust Fund March 1 at 1 p.m. at the Department of Human Services, 120 N. 200 West.

The fund was established in 1984 with no funding mechanism. In 1985 the Legislature designated that a $3 surcharge on birth certificates be forwarded into the fund. The funds are designated for child-abuse prevention programs. The Legislature put $350,000 into the account this year.