• December 2016
  • Vol. 17, No. 9

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Fiscal Year 2016 Discretionary Grants Awarded

Each year, the Children's Bureau identifies child welfare knowledge gaps and service needs and uses a competitive peer-review process to fund projects designed to meet these needs. A summary of fiscal year 2016 grants is presented here, with links to more information about these initiatives.

Quality Improvement Centers (QICs). QICs typically review the literature on a given topic, identify knowledge gaps, and then support projects that test and evaluate innovative practices, adding to the evidence base on the assigned topic. The Quality Improvement Center on Child Welfare Involved Children and Families Experiencing Domestic Violence focuses on improving the safety, permanency, and well-being for families that are pregnant and/or have young children, are involved in the child welfare system, and are experiencing domestic violence. The National Quality Improvement Center on Tailored Services, Placement Stability and Permanency for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Children and Youth in Foster Care supports the permanency and stability of LGBTQ youth in the child welfare system. The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development addresses pervasive workforce challenges in child welfare.

Tribal and migrant programs. The Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs support programs and activities in Tribal and migrant communities to prevent child abuse and to strengthen and support families to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. The State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Implementation Partnership Grants support the creation of partnerships for effective implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The Standing Announcement for Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants supports the development of planning and capacity for implementation of a title IV-E program.

Training initiative. The Foster/Adoptive Parent Preparation, Training and Development Initiative will develop a training program for foster, adoptive, guardianship, and kinship parents to successfully work with older youth who have behavior health challenges, require intensive and coordinated services, and may be at risk for more restrictive placements.

Additional information:

  • A copy of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) can be viewed by clicking on the FOA title (above).
  • A list of organizations receiving Children's Bureau discretionary grants is available here.
  • Grantee project abstracts, products, and final reports are published in the Children's Bureau Discretionary Grants Library as they become available.



 

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