• June 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 5

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New CB Grant Announcements

The Children's Bureau recently announced new funding opportunities. Several of these will expand and enhance the Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Network.

The National Quality Improvement Center (QIC) on Differential Response in Child Protective Services will be funded through a cooperative agreement. The 5-year funding period will include a 1-year planning phase, followed by a 4-year implementation phase during which the QIC will support demonstration and research projects to generate knowledge on effective practice models of differential response in child protective systems. The application deadline is July 11, 2008. Read the full funding announcement for details:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2008-ACF-ACYF-CA-0056.html (link no longer available)

The National QIC on Preventing the Abuse and Neglect of Infants and Young Children also will be funded for 5 years and will spend Year 1 on research and planning, followed by 48 months of implementation. During implementation, the QIC will foster collaborative research and demonstration projects across the child abuse prevention, child welfare, early childhood, and other health, education, and social service systems. The QIC will work to improve the well-being of children 0-5 years old who are at risk of abuse and neglect, including those infants and young children impacted by substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS. The application deadline is July 14, 2008. Read the full funding announcement for details:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2008-ACF-ACYF-CA-0044.html (link no longer available)

The Children's Bureau will award cooperative agreements to establish five Child Welfare Technical Assistance (TA) Implementation Centers that will be guided by a systems of care approach and informed by the Child and Family Services Reviews. Implementation Centers will be funded for 5 years, and each will serve a specific regional area. Centers will partner with States and Tribes to implement strategies that their child welfare systems have identified to improve the quality and effectiveness of child welfare services for children, youth, and families. Read the full announcement for details as well as the modification to the announcement:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/Modification_to_CO0058.html (links no longer available)

Most recently, a funding opportunity has been announced to support evidence-based home visitation programs to prevent child maltreatment. These grants will be awarded for a 5-year period to include a 1-year planning phase and 4-year implementation phase. Projects will be expected to focus on collaboration in planning to leverage other funding streams, while the implementation phase should include the use of proven effective models, rigorous evaluation, and dissemination of results to the field. The application deadline is July 21, 2008. Read the full announcement for details:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2008-ACF-ACYF-CA-0130.html (link no longer available)

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