The following are Children's Bureau discretionary grants awarded in fiscal year 2018. Each grant award includes a link to the expired Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), a brief description, the grantees funded, and their project abstracts.
Best Practices for the Use of Text and Chat-Based Technology in Child Maltreatment Reporting, Detection, and Prevention
The purpose of this FOA is to develop and disseminate knowledge on utilizing text and chat-based capabilities for child maltreatment reporting and resource sharing. The award amount is up to $1,000,000 for a single 2-year project and budget period.
Child Welfare Training: The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
This FOA will establish a National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) to advance federal priorities to improve safety, permanency, and well-being by building the capacity of child welfare professionals and improving the organizations that recruit, train, supervise, manage, and retain them. The first-year award amount is up to $4,800,000 with a project period of up to 5 years.
Community Collaboration to Strengthen and Preserve Families
The purpose of this FOA is to fund cooperative agreements that support the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies for strengthening families, including those at high risk for child maltreatment, and to enhance the capacity of communities in addressing the well-being of families to prevent maltreatment and entry into foster care. The first-year award amount is up to $550,000 with a project period of up to 5 years.
- Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc., AK Visit disclaimer page
- El Paso Center for Children, Inc., TX Visit disclaimer page
- Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, NE Visit disclaimer page
- New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, NH Visit disclaimer page
Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse
The purpose of this FOA is to award cooperative agreement grants to regional partnerships that provide, through interagency collaboration and integration of programs, activities and services designed to increase well-being, improve permanency, and enhance the safety of children who are in or at risk of being placed in out-of-home care as a result of a parent's or caregiver's substance use. The award amount is up to $1,900,000 for a single 3-year project and budget period.
- Centerstone of Illinois. Inc., IL Visit disclaimer page
- Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc., FL Visit disclaimer page
- Health Federation of Philadelphia, PA Visit disclaimer page
- Institute for Health and Recovery, Inc., MA Visit disclaimer page
- Judicial Branch for the State of Iowa, IA Visit disclaimer page
- Montefiore Medical Center, NY Visit disclaimer page
- Northwest Iowa Mental Health Center d.b.a. Seasons Center, IA Visit disclaimer page
- Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc., FL Visit disclaimer page
- Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., MO Visit disclaimer page
- Volunteers of America, Dakotas, SD Visit disclaimer page
Standing Announcement for Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants
The purpose of this FOA is to solicit proposals for one-time grants to Tribes, Tribal organizations, or Tribal consortia that are seeking to develop a plan to implement title IV-E foster care; adoption assistance; and, at Tribal option, guardianship assistance programs. The award amount is up to $300,000 for a single 2-year project and budget period.
- No Applications Submitted
Strengthening Child Welfare Systems to Achieve Expected Child and Family Outcomes
The purpose of this FOA is to award up to five 5-year cooperative agreements to develop, implement, and evaluate strategies that focus on better adoption outcomes. This can be done by improving basic social work as well as legal and judicial practice to eliminate systemic barriers to adoption or to prevent entry into foster care and other forms of permanency. The first-year award amount is up to $1,610,000 with a project period of up to 5 years.
- Community Based Care of Central Florida Inc., FL Visit disclaimer page
- Department of Children, Youth, and Families, WA Visit disclaimer page
- Judiciary Courts of the State of New Mexico, NM Visit disclaimer page
- University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., KS Visit disclaimer page
- University of Texas at Austin, TX Visit disclaimer page
Tribal Court Improvement Program
The purpose of this FOA is to solicit proposals for grants to Tribal governments or to Tribal consortia to improve the handling of American Indian and Native Alaskan child welfare cases by Tribal courts. The first-year award amount is up to $150,000 with a project period of up to 5 years.
- Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, MT Visit disclaimer page
- Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, WI Visit disclaimer page
- Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, MI Visit disclaimer page
- Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, WA Visit disclaimer page
- Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, NE Visit disclaimer page
- Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, NY Visit disclaimer page
- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, ND Visit disclaimer page