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March 2006Vol. 7, No. 2Children's Bureau FY 2006 Discretionary Grants

The Children's Bureau uses a competitive peer-review process to award discretionary grants for research and demonstration projects to State, Tribal, and local agencies; faith-based and community-based organizations; and other nonprofit and for-profit groups. This year, beginning in the early spring, the Children's Bureau will publish separate funding announcements for its FY 2006 discretionary grants.

Beginning this year, funding announcements will NOT be published in the Federal Register. For printed copies of the announcements or other information about the grant application process, call the ACYF Operations Center at 866.796.1591. Prospective applicants should visit the websites listed below for up-to-date information.

For general information on applying for Children's Bureau discretionary grants, visit the Programs and Funding section of the Children's Bureau website:

For information about 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 can apply for Children's Bureau discretionary grants online, only through The site also has options for requesting automated notification of grant availability.

  • ACF Grant Opportunities. Children's Bureau and other Administration for Children and Families (ACF) funding announcements are posted here: