U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) - Children's Bureau (CB)
07/31/19 4:30 PM ET Receipt of paper applications; 11:59 PM Electronic submission
Grants to USA nonprofit, for-profit, and Tribal child welfare and mental health service providers and school personnel partnering with eligible state agencies to integrate child welfare services for children affected by substance abuse. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.
The purpose of this FOA is to establish, by cooperative agreement, Regional Partnership Grants (RPG) 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 abuse. These RPG projects will provide activities and services through interagency collaboration and integration of programs. Successful applicants will have a collaborative infrastructure in place that is capable of building the region's capacity to meet a broad range of needs for families involved with child welfare systems, substance use disorder treatment, courts, and other related service organizations.
The RPG program aims to build evidence on the effectiveness of targeted approaches that improve outcomes for children and families affected by opioids and other substance use disorders. To this end, grantees will evaluate their local program; select and report on performance indicators that align with proposed program strategies and activities; and participate in a national cross-site evaluation that will describe outcomes for children, adults, and families enrolled in RPG projects as well as the outcomes of the partnerships.
Examples of services and activities that grantees will engage in or integrate into existing service delivery systems include the following:
- Services and activities for children and youth that address child well-being and trauma, including screening and assessment of child well-being, enhancing identification and services to substance-exposed newborns, access to appropriate mental and behavioral health services, and early intervention and preventive services;
- Quality substance use disorder treatment for parents and families including access to comprehensive substance use disorder treatment programs where children can live on site with parents (often the mother). The programs are designed to meet the needs of the entire family by providing access to medication-assisted treatment, in-home substance use disorder treatment, trauma-specific services, and continuing care and recovery support;
- Services designed to specifically address violence and trauma-related symptoms and reactions; and
- Services for parents and children that improve parenting capacity and family functioning, including efforts to build or enhance parental protective factors, parenting skills training programs to address relational problems and concerns, training for foster or relative care providers, services and interventions to improve family functioning and assist with reunification, and ancillary services for families to support securing needed services including housing, transportation, and child care.
For details on Project Requirements, see: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CU-1568_0.pdf#page=6
GrantWatch ID#: 128909
Award Ceiling: $2,650,000
Award Floor: $1,250,000
Average Projected Award Amount: $2,650,000 Per Project Period
Grantees must spend no more and no less than $250,000 in the first year, Planning Phase, and should anticipate spending approximately one-fourth of the remaining project award per each 12-month period of the Implementation Phase.
Each grantee must spend no more than $1,000,000 and no less than $250,000 per 12-month period of the Implementation Phase beginning 9/30/2020.
Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with 60-month budget period. This includes a one-year Planning Phase, and a four-year Implementation Phase.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submission By Mail or Hand Delivery:
CB Operations Center
C/O LCG, Inc.
6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite
Rockville, MD 20852
Program Office Contact:
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Office of Grants Management Contact:
Bridget Shea Westfall
Administration for Children and Families
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