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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs

Deadline: June 27, 2016

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) seeks to support community-based efforts in tribal and migrant communities to prevent child abuse and neglect and to strengthen and support families. Funded projects will develop, operate, expand, enhance, and coordinate initiatives, programs, and activities to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect, consistent with the goals outlined by Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).

Funds under this program must support effective and comprehensive child abuse prevention activities and family support services, using a protective factors approach, that will enhance the lives and ensure the safety and well-being of migrant and/or Native American children and their families. Some examples of programs that may be funded include, but are not limited to, voluntary home visiting, respite care, parenting education, family resource centers, and other family support services.

Grantees must implement programs and practices that reflect the unique cultural characteristics and needs of their communities, and implement or reestablish traditional practices and/or activities that support protective factors in order to prevent child abuse and neglect. Grantees must also describe service delivery strategies that build on, or are an alternative to, existing strategies. Grantees may choose to adapt and/or implement evidence-based or evidence-informed programs or practices. Funds must also be budgeted and used to evaluate the programs and services supported by the grant. Finally, funded programs should develop strong linkages with the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program (CBCAP) State Lead Agency funded under Title II of CAPTA.

Amount: $397,640 is available for up to three grants.

Eligibility: Federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations and migrant programs. Non-profit organizations (with and without 501(c)(3) status) are eligible to apply if they operate or plan to operate migrant programs.

Link: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2016-ACF-ACYF-CA-1119

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