• November 2005
  • Vol. 6, No. 9

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HHS Awards $41 Million to States for Child Abuse Prevention

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $41 million in funding to 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories for community-based child abuse prevention programs. The funding, for fiscal year 2005, marks an increase of 28 percent over the previous fiscal year for community-based child abuse prevention programs.

"Through these grants, the Bush Administration is helping States and community-based groups ensure that every child is free from harm," said HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt. "This increased funding will help lower instances of child maltreatment, abuse, and neglect."

Community-based child abuse prevention grants are provided to agencies designated by the governor of each State. Funds are used to enhance community-based efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect. They also foster the development of child abuse prevention services through State and community-based partnerships and public information activities focusing on the healthy and positive development of families.

"These grants will support President Bush's ongoing efforts to make every home a safe and healthy environment for children," said HHS Assistant Secretary for Children and Families Wade F. Horn, Ph.D. "They will help support healthy marriages and responsible fatherhood and strengthen positive child and youth development in families throughout the nation."

For a complete list of the community-based child abuse prevention awards, view http://archive.acf.hhs.gov/news/press/2005/CBCAP_FY2005.htm.

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