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93.551 Abandoned Infants
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988, Section 104, Public Law 100-505, as amended, Public Law 104-235, 42 U.S.C. 670.
To develop, implement and operate projects that demonstrate how to: (1) Prevent the abandonment of infants and young children exposed to HIV/AIDS and drugs, including the provision of services to family members for any conditions that increased the probability of abandonment of an infant or young child; (2) identify and address the needs of abandoned infants, especially those born with AIDS and those exposed to drugs; (3) assist these children to reside with their natural families, if possible, or in foster care; (4)recruit, train and retain foster parents; (5) carry out residential care programs for abandoned children and children with AIDS; (6) established programs of respite care for families and foster families; (7) recruit and train health and social services personnel to work with families, foster families and residential care staff; and (8) prevent the abandonment of infants and young children by providing needed resources through model programs. This program also funds technical assistance, including training, with respect to the planning, development and operation of the projects.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds may be used to accomplish any of the stated program objectives.
Applicant Eligibility: State or local governments; federally- recognized Indian Tribal governments; U.S. Territories and possessions; and nonprofit organizations and universities.
Pre-application Coordination: This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Grantees are required to show in the cost of the project a minimum cost sharing of 10 percent of the total project cost.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Financial reports are required semi-annually; program progress reports are required semi-annually; a final report and an expenditure report are required no later than 90 days after the completion of the project.
Account Identification: 75-1536-0-1-506.
In fiscal year 2001, 33 grants were awarded. It is anticipated that 36 grants will be awarded in fiscal years 2002 and 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Contact Headquarters Office listed below for available literature.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Demonstration projects designed to prevent the abandonment of drug-affected and HIV positive infants and young children; to maintain family stability and to reunify and strengthen families impacted by substance abuse and HIV/AIDS; service demonstration projects designed to provide comprehensive, coordinated and community-based social support services to clients in a location accessible to the target population; training projects designed to train a wide range of service providers, including health care, social service and substance abuse treatment professionals, case management and permanency planning staff, hospital, respite care providers, biological parents and caregiving relatives, and foster and adoptive parents; To provide support for family caregivers and provide therapeutic services in a recreational setting for HIV-infected or affected children and young people.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Contact Headquarters Office for specific criteria.