Tribal Court Improvement Program



Funding Oppportunity Title: Tribal Court Improvement Program
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2012-ACF-ACYF-CS-0323
Program Office: Children's Bureau
Funding Type: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Announcement Type: Initial
CFDA: 93.586
Post Date: 05/10/2012
Application Due Date: 07/09/2012


The Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau announces the availability of awards to provide Tribes and Tribal consortia the opportunity to compete for grants to enable Tribal courts to:

(1) Conduct assessments of how Tribal courts handle child welfare proceedings and to make improvements to court processes to provide for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children as set forth in the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) and increase and improve engagement of the entire family in court processes relating to child welfare, family preservation, family reunification and adoption;

(2) Ensure children's safety, permanence, and well-being needs are met in a timely and complete manner (through better collection and analysis of data); and

(3) Provide for training of judges, attorneys, and legal personnel in child welfare cases.

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