• May/June 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 3

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Applications Sought for FY 2001 Children's Bureau Discretionary Grants

Wanted: Applications for discretionary grants in the areas of adoption, child abuse and neglect, and child welfare.

The Children's Bureau (CB) within the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will award competitive grants for Fiscal Year 2001 in the following areas:

  • Adoption Opportunities Program. Funds from the Adoption Opportunities Program are designed to provide support for demonstration projects that facilitate the elimination of barriers to adoption and provide permanent loving homes for children who would benefit from adoption, particularly children with special needs.
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Discretionary Activities. Funds from the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act support knowledge-building research and service demonstration projects designed to assist and enhance national, State and community efforts to prevent, assess, identify and treat child abuse and neglect.
  • Abandoned Infants Assistance. Funds from section 101 of the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act, as amended [42 USC 670 note] are to establish a program of comprehensive service demonstration projects to prevent the abandonment in hospitals of infants and young children, particularly those exposed to a dangerous drug and those with the human immunodeficiency virus or who have been perinatally exposed to the virus.
  • Projects to build the analytical capacity of State child welfare programs

Applications must respond to one of the priority areas described in the announcement package. The announcement package is available online at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb under Funding Announcements, on the Children's Bureau website. The required Federal forms are available online at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofs/grants/form.htm. (Editor's note: this link is no longer available.) The deadline for receipt of applications is 4:30 p.m (EST)., June 15, 2001.

For more information, contact the ACYF Operations Center by phone at 800-351-2293 or by email at cb@lcgnet.com.

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