• June/July 2003
  • Vol. 4, No. 5

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Children's Bureau Announces Availability of FY 2003 Discretionary Grant Funds

Applications are now available for organizations seeking funding in the areas of adoption, child abuse and neglect, and child welfare. The closing date is July 25, 2003.

Applications must address one of the following priority areas:

  • Adoption Opportunities Program. These funds support 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 Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). CAPTA funds support research and demonstration projects on the causes, prevention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
  • Child Welfare Training Program. These funds support grants to public or other nonprofit institutions of higher learning for training personnel for work in the child welfare field.
  • Promoting Safe and Stable Families. This program is intended to prevent the unnecessary separation of children from their families by funding family support, family preservation, time-limited family reunification, and adoption promotion and support services, as well as research, evaluation, and technical assistance relating to such services.

The complete program announcement, including all necessary forms, can be downloaded from the Children's Bureau website at www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/funding/index.htm. Hard copies of the program announcement may be requested by calling the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse at (888) 251-0075. For further information about the program announcement, contact Patricia Campiglia at the Children's Bureau, (202) 205-8060.

Additional Federal Funding Opportunities:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services, is accepting applications for FY 2003 and FY 2004 cooperative agreements to develop systems of care that will deliver effective comprehensive community mental health services for a target population of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance and their families. Applications are due August 5, 2003 for FY 2003 or October 15, 2003 for FY 2004.

Applications for RFA No. SM-03-009 are available from SAMHSA's clearinghouse at (800) 789-2647 or on the SAMHSA website at www.samhsa.gov/grants/grants.html.

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