How can I learn about grants funded by the Children’s Bureau? How can I apply for a discretionary grant?

Publication Date: July 18, 2013


The Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), funds two types of grant programs: state and tribal grant and discretionary grant programs. The Children’s Bureau website includes a brief description of each type of grant and how it is funded. 

The Children’s Bureau discretionary grant forecasts and funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) are published on the website. is the location for all federal grant program information. At, categories of FOAs can be selected and notifications can be sent to users when these FOAs are published.

Forecasts provide information about possible grant funding opportunities. Each forecast record contains estimated dates, funding levels, and brief descriptions of FOAs that the agency plans to publish during the fiscal year. Please note that forecast opportunities are subject to change.

Children’s Bureau forecasts and FOAs can be located on the site (generally released each winter and spring):

  • Click on Search Grants
  • Under Opportunity Status, select Forecasted and/or Posted. Browse FOA by Category or Agency. If Browse by Agency is chosen, select the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), then select Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CB [HHS-ACF-CB]

To download a Children’s Bureau discretionary grant FOA, locate the appropriate announcement in, click on the link to the full FOA, and download and save and/or print the announcement and the required forms.

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