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93.590 Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Grants

FEDERAL AGENCY:

ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

AUTHORIZATION:

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, 42 U.S.C. 5116 et seq., as amended, Public Law 104-235.
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(1) To support community-based efforts to develop, operate, expand, and enhance, and coordinate initiatives, programs, and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect and to support the coordination of resources and activities to better strengthen and support families to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect; and (2) to foster understanding, appreciation and knowledge of diverse populations in order to effectively prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Formula Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

To receive funds, States must meet eligibility requirements stated in the authorizing statute and use funds to establish and expand statewide networks of community-based family resource support programs. One percent is set aside for discretionary grants to migrant and tribal organizations and grants for the national resource center to provide technical assistance to State lead agencies.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Beneficiaries include children and their families, and organizations dealing with community-based family resource programs.

Credentials/Documentation:   Applications require certification and/or documentation that the State meets the eligibility requirements described in the Act requiring that: (1) The CEO of the State has designated a lead entity to administer funds under this TITLE for the purposes identified under the authority of this Title; (2) the CEO of the State has provided assurances that the lead entity will provide, or be responsible for providing, a network of family resource and support programs composed of local, collaborative, public-private partnerships directed by interdisciplinary structures with balanced representation from private and public sector members; and (3) the CEO of the State has provided additional assurances that the lead entity has demonstrated certain capacities that ensure the State's ability to meet the purposes of this authority. Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR 74 and 92.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   Pre-application is not required. Advice and technical assistance are available from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families to State applicants. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   No Federal forms are required for applications, but certain specific assurances and information described in the annual Program Instruction must be included.

Award Procedure:   Applications are reviewed against all eligibility requirements at the Headquarters level. Approval/disapproval is decided by the Commissioner, ACYF.

Deadlines:   Deadlines will be provided in the annual Program Instruction. Contact Headquarters Office listed below for future deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   From 2 to 3 months.

Appeals:   Not applicable.

Renewals:   Grants are made annually. A new application is required each year.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   States that meet all of the eligibility requirements will be awarded funds based on the following statutory formula: (a) 70 percent of the total amount appropriated is allotted among the States based on the number of children under the age of 18 in each such State, except that each State shall receive not less then $175,000; and (b) the remaining 30 percent of the total amount appropriated is allotted in an amount that bears the same proportion to such amount appropriated as the amount leveraged by the State from private, State, or other nonfederal sources and directed through the State lead agency in the preceding fiscal year bears to the aggregate of the amount leveraged by all States from private, State, or other non- federal sources and directed through the lead agency of such States in the preceding fiscal year.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Grants are awarded for a period of 3 years, and shall be provided by the Secretary to the State on an annual basis, as described by the formula information Section.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Financial and program progress reporting requirements are described in Program Instructions.

Audits:   Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 74 and 92.

Records:   Records are to be kept in accordance with 45 CFR, Parts 74 and 92.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   75-1536-0-1-506.

Obligations:   (Grants and Contracts) FY 01 $32,834,000; FY 02 est $33,416,000; and FY 03 est $33,417,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
In FY 2015 for states the range of financial assistance was from $200,000 to $3,290,636 with an average of $673,878. In FY 2015 for tribes the range of financial assistance was from $208,341 to $1,400,000 with an average of $454,196.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
In fiscal year 2001, 56 grants were awarded. The territories of Guam, American Samoa, Virgin Island and Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands received $175,000 each under their consolidated grant program. It is anticipated that 56 grants will be awarded in fiscal years 2002 and 2003, respectively.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

All pertinent instructions are contained in the annual Program Instruction.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:  
Elaine Stedt Office on Child Abuse and Neglect 330 C Street SW, Room 3403, Washington, District of Columbia 20447 Email: elaine.stedt@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 205-7941

Web Site Address:  
http://www.friendsnrc.org

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

States which meet all eligibility requirements will receive funds under this program.

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