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May 2000Vol. 1, No. 3Applications Sought for FY 2000 Children's Bureau Discretionary Grants

Heads up if your organization seeks funding opportunities in the areas of adoption, child abuse and neglect, or child welfare. The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACF) proposes to award approximately 110 new competitive grants in fiscal year 2000. ACF has approximately the following sums available in the following priority areas:

  • Adoption Opportunities, $11 million, for such projects as implementing plans to increase interjurisdictional adoptions; increasing adoptive placements of Hispanic/Latino children; and devising innovative approaches to expediting permanence and implementing the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA)
  • Child Abuse and Neglect, $3.5 million, for such projects as a consortium for longitudinal studies of child maltreatment projects; National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect; fellowships for doctoral medical and law students; and a pilot test of a child abuse and neglect research data collection instrument
  • Child Welfare Training, $5.75 million, for such projects as training child welfare practitioners to work effectively with foster youth emancipating through the Federal Independent Living Program; training child welfare agency supervisors; and training for managers and supervisors in understanding and implementing ASFA
  • Abandoned Infants Assistance, $5.7 million, for such projects as providing family support services for grandparents and other relatives caring for children of substance abusing, HIV-positive women; and providing recreational services for children affected by HIV/AIDs.

The size of the actual awards will vary.

The closing time and date for receipt of applications is 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone) on June 12, 2000. The required Federal forms are available online at (Editor's note: this link is no longer available.) Or, contact the ACYF Operations Center by phone at 1-800-351-2293 or by email at