- February 2006
- Vol. 7, No. 1
The National CASA Association Grants
The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (National CASA) has released information about its 2006 grant funding opportunities. The announcement applies to CASA/GAL (guardian ad litem) programs applying for a new grant in the following categories: New Program Development, Program Expansion, and Diversity Implementation.
The goals of the 2006 National CASA grants program are to:
- Increase the number of CASA/GAL programs in communities with both a documented need for CASA/GAL services and court interest in CASA/GAL
- Support the expansion of existing CASA/GAL programs
- Support CASA/GAL programs in becoming sustainable organizations that ensure quality advocacy for children
- Help programs implement diversity plans that will provide more effective and culturally sensitive services to children in the child welfare system
Applications must be received by March 3, 2006. Details on grant amounts, time periods, and goals and eligibility requirements for each funding category are available in a booklet on the National CASA website.