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March 2009Vol. 10, No. 2ACF Grants for Tribes

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans several funding opportunities for Tribes.

ACF's Administration for Native Americans recently announced Planning Grants and Implementation Grants for Family Preservation—Improving the Well-Being of Children Project. These grants will fund planning and implementation of projects to improve child well-being by removing barriers associated with strengthening families (including fatherhood, foster parenting, absentee parent activities, and grandparents raising grandchildren) and forming and preserving healthy families, relationships, and marriages (including Traditional Native American and Pacific Basin marriages). ACF will award $1 million for 10 Planning Grants and $3 million for 10 Implementation Grants to federally recognized Indian Tribes and other related organizations. The application deadline is March 25. For more information, visit the ACF website:

  • For more information on Planning Grants, visit (Editor's note: Link no longer available)
  • For more information on Implementation Grants, visit (Editor's note: Link no longer available)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grants Forecast website, which is a database of planned grants, has posted the future availability of Tribal IV-E Development Grants. The purpose of these one-time grants will be to assist Tribes, Tribal organizations, or Tribal consortia to develop a plan to implement a title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance, and, at Tribal option, kinship guardianship program.

The estimated posting date for the official grant announcement is March 16. Details on other funding opportunities can be found on the HHS Grants Forecast website: