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FY 2019 Children's Bureau Discretionary Grant Awards

Published: October 9, 2019
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Funding
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Grants
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Discretionary Grants and Cooperative Agreements

The following are Children's Bureau discretionary grants awarded in fiscal year (FY) 2019. Each grant award includes a link to the expired Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), a brief description, the grant recipients, and a link to their project abstracts.

Center for Excellence in Foster Family Development

HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CW-1562

The purpose of this FOA is to establish a Center for Excellence in Foster Family Development to implement a model program for the selection, development, and support of foster families that will work in close collaboration with birth families to preserve and nurture critical parent-child relationships and support reunification.

The first-year award amount is up to $2,000,000, with a project period up to 48 months. The grant was awarded to the following:

Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families

HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CA-1559

The purpose of this FOA is to fund cooperative agreements that support the development, implementation, and evaluation of primary prevention strategies to improve the safety, stability, and well-being of all families through a continuum of community-based services and supports.

The first-year award amount is up to $550,000, with a project period up to 5 years. The grants were awarded to the following:

National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention

HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CZ-1558

The purpose of this FOA is to establish, by cooperative agreement, a National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention to be the primary provider of training and technical assistance to build the capacity of Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention tribal and migrant grantees, state lead agencies, and their partners to implement successful strategies that strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment.

The first-year award amount is up to $1,400,000, with a project period up to 60 months. The grant was awarded to the following:

National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes

HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CZ-1557

The purpose of this FOA is to establish, by cooperative agreement, a National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes that will serve as the technical assistance focal point for coordinated and culturally competent capacity building technical assistance to title IV-B and title IV-E American Indian and Alaska Native nations.

The first-year award amount is up to $3,770,700, with a project period up to 60 months. The grant was awarded to the following:

Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children and Families Affected By Opioids and Other Substance Abuse

HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CU-1568

The purpose of this FOA is to establish, by cooperative agreement, regional partnership grant projects designed to increase well-being, improve permanency, and enhance the safety of children who are in, or at risk of, an out-of-home placement as a result of a parent's or caregiver's opioid or other substance use.

The award amount is up to $2,650,000, with a project and budget period up to 60 months. The grants were awarded to the following:

  • Acenda, Inc., NJ
  • Colorado Judicial Department, CO
  • Georgia State University, University Foundation, Inc., GA
  • Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH
  • Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, OK
  • Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., MO
  • Prestera Center for Mental Health Services, Inc., WV
  • Youth Network Council, IL

Standing Announcement for Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants

HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CS-1561

The purpose of this FOA is to award one-time grants to tribes, tribal organizations, or tribal consortia that are seeking to develop a plan to implement a title IV-E foster care; adoption assistance; and, at tribal option, a title IV-E plan under section 471 of the Social Security Act. The grant may be used for costs relating to the development of data-collection systems, a cost-allocation methodology, agency and tribal court procedures necessary to meet the case review system requirements under section 475(5) of the Act, or any other costs attributable to meeting any other requirement necessary for approval of a title IV-E plan.

The award amount is up to $300,000 for one 24-month project and budget period. The grants were awarded to the following:

Supporting Interstate Placement through Electronic Systems

HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CE-1560

The purpose of this FOA is to award grants to states for the development and refinement of an electronic case-processing system to expedite interstate placements of children in foster, guardianship, or adoptive homes in conjunction with the National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise project.

The award amount is up to $424,800 for a single 36-month project and budget period. The grants were awarded to the following: