HHS Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse

Description:       The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide competitive grant funds authorized by the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112-34). This Act includes a targeted grants program (section 437(f)) that directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to reserve funds for regional partnership grants (RPGs) to improve the well-being of children affected by substance abuse. These targeted grants will be awarded to regional partnerships that provide, through interagency collaboration and integration of programs and services, activities and services that are designed to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes for, and enhance the safety of children who are in out-of-home placements or are at risk of entering out-of-home placements as a result of a parent’s or caretaker’s substance abuse.

Applicants are expected to have a collaborative structure in place that is capable of building the region’s capacity to meet a broad range of needs for families involved with both substance abuse treatment and the child welfare system. The State child welfare agency that is responsible for the State plan under titles IV-B or IV-E of the Social Security Act must be included in the regional partnership. If the regional partnership consists of a county that is located in a State that is State-supervised and county-administered, the county child welfare agency satisfies this requirement. In such a partnership, the State agency that is ultimately responsible for State plan compliance under titles IV-B or IV-E is not required to be a partner in the regional partnership but is not precluded from participating as a member. In a State-administered system, a local office of the State child welfare agency can participate in the partnership and satisfy this requirement.

Funding Title:    Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse

Agency Name:    Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families

Funding Instrument Type:     Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:    No

Target Population:    The target population of the grantee should include communities in which there are a number of children in out-of-home placements or who are at risk of being placed in an out-of-home placement due to the substantial impact of substance abuse.

Expected Number of Awards:     4

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:    Grantees are required to meet a non-federal share of the project cost, in accordance with Section 437(f)(6) of the Social Security Act.

How to Apply:     All applicants are required to maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete.

Current Closing Date for Applications:    06/10/2014

Estimated Total Program Funding:     $2,400,000

Award Ceiling:    $600,000

Award Floor:    $500,000

Eligible Applicants:

State, city, county, or township governments

Indian tribes or tribal organizations

Public agencies; private agencies or organizations

Private or public institutions of higher education

Non-profits having 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education)

Small businesses

Priority Consideration:   

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:     Awards issued under this announcement are subject to the uniform  administrative requirements and cost principles of 45 CFR Part 74 (Awards And Sub-awards To Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals, Other Nonprofit Organizations, And Commercial Organizations) or 45 CFR Part 92 (Grants And Cooperative Agreements To State, Local, And Tribal Governments).

Current/Past Funding Recipients:

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Announcement: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/files/HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CU-0809_0.pdf

Contact Information:

Program Office Contact

Elaine Stedt

Children’s Bureau

CB Operations Center

c/o LCG, Inc.

1400 Key Blvd, Suite 900

Arlington, VA 22209

Phone: (888) 203-6161

Email: CB@grantreview.org

 

Office of Grants Management Contact

Robin Bunch

Administration for Children and Families

Office of Grants Management, Division of Discretionary Grants

CB Operations Center

c/o LCG, Inc.

1400 Key Blvd, Suite 900

Arlington, VA 22209

Phone: (888) 203-6161

Email: CB@grantreview.org

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Categories: Child Custody, Children, Education Organizations, Government Organizations, HHS, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, New Opportunities, Non-profit Organizations, Small Businesses, Subgrant Possibilities

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