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June 2005Vol. 6, No. 5Children's Bureau Discretionary Grants Available

Several separate Children's Bureau funding announcements will be published this year, rather than one consolidated announcement.

The first discretionary grant announcement, released on May 4, announced the availability of funds for Tribes, Tribal organizations, and migrant programs for community-based child abuse prevention programs. The funds must be used to support effective child abuse prevention activities that include an emphasis on strengthening marriages, reaching out to fathers, program evaluation, and enhancing linkages with the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program State Lead Agency. It is anticipated that three grants will be made (one each for a Tribe,Tribal organization, and migrant program), and each grant will be $143,000. The deadline for submission of applications is July 5.

For general information about Children's Bureau discretionary grants, visit the Children's Bureau website at For information on specific grants, visit the following websites:

  • ( Search for Children's Bureau grant opportunities under the Agency Category "Department of Health and Human Services" (HHS) or under the Funding Activity Category "Social Services and Income Security." Users also can apply for Children's Bureau discretionary grants online, only through
  • ACF Grant Opportunities ( Children's Bureau and other Administration on Children and Families (ACF) funding announcements are posted here. has an option for requesting automated notification of grant availability and allows users to select multiple categories of funding announcements for automatic notification.

Print copies of funding announcements will not be mailed routinely but will be sent only to those who request them. For print announcements or other information about the grants process, call the ACYF Operations Center at (866) 796-1591.