• November 2010
  • Vol. 11, No. 9

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Award of CB Discretionary Grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Children's Bureau announced the award of a number of discretionary grants for research and program development. Awards include:

  • The Initiative to Reduce Long-term Foster Care: HHS-2010-ACF-ACYF-CT-0022 (up to $2,500,000 per year for up to 5 years). Six awards were made to fund partnerships between State and local public child welfare agencies, nonprofits, and institutions of higher education for the development of innovative intervention strategies to help move children into permanent homes.
  • Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants: HHS-2010-ACF-ACYF-CS-0048 (up to $300,000 total for 2 years). Four awards were made.
  • The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect: HHS-2010-ACF-ACYFCA-0024 (up to $675,000 per year for up to 5 years). The award was made to Cornell University, Family Life Development Center, Ithaca, NY.
  • National Resource Center for Programs Serving Abandoned Infants, Infants at Risk of Abandonment and Infants at Risk of Maltreatment and their Families: HHS-2010-ACF-ACYF-CB-0026 (up to $1,100,000 per year for up to 4 years). The award was made to the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • Diligent Recruitment of Families for Children in the Foster Care System: HHS-2010-ACF-ACYF-CO-0012 (up to $400,000 per year for up to 5 years). Seven awards were made.

To read the full list of grantees, visit the Children's Bureau website:


Several other agencies within HHS also announced awards in recent weeks. These include:

  • The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, awarded 13 grants totaling $3 million for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program. An additional $24 million was awarded to 17 States and Tribes through the Pregnancy Assistance Fund, created by the Affordable Care Act. Find more information here: www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/09/20100928d.html
  • The Office of Adolescent Health within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health awarded $100 million for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention program, including $75 million for 75 grantees to replicate evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and $25 million for 27 grantees to test innovative strategies. An additional $55 million was awarded from the Personal Responsibility Education Program, funded under the Affordable Care Act and administered by ACF. Find more information here: www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/09/20100930a.html

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