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March 2008Vol. 9, No. 2Children's Bureau Discretionary Grants Available

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

The first discretionary grant announcement, released on February 11, 2008, announced the availability of funds for Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs. The deadline for submission of applications is May 12, 2008. The announcement is available at:

Print copies of funding announcements will not be mailed out routinely but will be sent only to those who request them. For print announcements or any other information about the grants process, call the ACYF Operations Center at 866.796.1591.

For general information about Children's Bureau discretionary grants, visit the Programs and Funding Section of 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 or Income Security and Social Services." Users also can apply for Children's Bureau discretionary grants online, only through The website has options for requesting automated notification of grant availability.
  • ACF Grant Opportunities. Children's Bureau and other Administration on Children and Families (ACF) funding announcements are posted on this site.