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93.652 Adoption Opportunities
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978, Title II, Section 203, as amended, Public Law 95- 266; Child Abuse Prevention, Adoption and Family Services Act of 1988, as amended, Title II, Section 201, Public Law 100-294; Public Law 102- 295; 43 U.S.C. 5113 et seq.
To provide financial support for demonstration projects to improve adoption practices; to gather information on adoptions; and to provide training and technical assistance to improve adoption services.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grants are for: (1) Special demonstration projects in the field of special needs adoption which are of regional or national significance, and (2) projects which demonstrate new methods showing promise of substantial contribution to the advancement in the field of special needs adoption.
Applicant Eligibility: Grants or Contracts: State,local government entities, public or private nonprofit licensed child welfare or adoption agencies or community based and other organizations, or adoptive family groups.
Pre-application Coordination: Limited consultation available at Headquarters Office. The standard application forms as furnished by DHHS must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements; however, administratively-required matching is described in the annual program announcement.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Financial reports, semi-annual financial reports and biannual progress reports. Final progress report, financial report due 90 days after completion of grant.
Account Identification: 75-1536-0-1-506.
In fiscal year 2001, 89 grants were awarded. It is anticipated that 83 grants will be awarded in fiscal year 2002 and 84 grants in fiscal year 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Priority statements, application information and submission deadline available at no charge.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Innovations for Increasing Adoptions of Minority Children Targeted Field-Initiated Research and Service Demonstrations Support for Improving Implementation of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Collaborative Planning to Increase Inter-jurisdictional Adoptions.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
An assessment is made of: (1) The degree to which proposal shows promise of meeting specific objectives defined in a program announcement; (2) innovation and advancement of the field, (3) reasonableness of cost; and (4) qualification of staff.