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May 2002Vol. 3, No. 4Applications Sought for FY 2002 Children's Bureau Discretionary Grants

Applications are now available for organizations seeking funding in the areas of adoption, abandoned infants, and the Community-Based Family Resource and Support Program. The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACF) proposes to award approximately 19 new grants in fiscal year 2002. The size of the awards will vary and are based on the following approximate allocations:

  • Adoption Opportunities Demonstration Projects ($8,400,000). ACF will fund projects to increase adoptive placement for minority children; develop post-legal adoption services; develop respite care projects for families who adopt children with special needs; operate and maintain a National Adoption Information Exchange System and the National Adoption Internet Photolisting website, AdoptUSKids; and address barriers to cross-jurisdictional placement.
  • Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center ($700,000). ACF will award funds to operate the National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, which focuses on the needs of abandoned infants as well as infants at risk of abandonment and their families. The Resource Center will provide grantee service agencies and organizations with access to techniques and strategies to establish social and health care services to infants, young children, and their families affected by substance abuse and/or HIV infection. The Resource Center also will assist grantee service agencies and organizations in planning and implementing critical case management issues including safety, well-being, and permanency planning to improve outcomes for these children and families.
  • Community-Based Family Resource and Support Program (Title II of CAPTA) ($1,078,350). ACF will award funds to operate the National Resource Center for Community-Based Family Resource and Support (CBFRS) Programs. The Resource Center will provide training and technical assistance to help States and tribes implement the federally funded CBFRS program and to build linkages among State, tribal, and migrant CBFRS initiatives. This priority area also includes three grants to tribes, tribal organizations, and migrant organizations for the purpose of establishing community-based prevention programs serving tribal and migrant families.

Applications must be received by 4:30 pm (Eastern Time Zone) on May 30, 2002. The announcement package is available on the Children's Bureau website ( under Funding Announcements. The required Federal forms are available online at (Editor's note: this link is no longer available.)

For additional information, contact:

Sally Flanzer
Director, Division of Data, Research and Innovation
Children's Bureau
Phone: 202-205-8914