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93.670 Child Abuse and Neglect Discretionary Activities

FEDERAL AGENCY:

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

AUTHORIZATION:

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, Title I, as amended, Public Law 93-247; Child Abuse Prevention, Adoption and Family Services Act of 1988, as amended; Title I, Public Law 100-294, as amended; Public Law 101-266, Public Law 101-645, and Public Law 102-295, 42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.
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To improve the national, State, community and family activities for the prevention, assessment, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect through research, demonstration service improvement, information dissemination, and technical assistance.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Grants or Contracts are provided for: (1) Technical assistance to public and private nonprofit agencies; (2)research and service demonstration projects to identify, assess, prevent, and treat child abuse and neglect; (3) research into the incidence, consequences, and prevalence of child abuse and neglect; and (4) for the dissemination of information on the incidence, causes, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Grants: States, local governments, tribes, nonprofit institutions and organizations engaged in activities related to the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Contracts: Public and private agencies.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Abused and neglected children and their families.

Credentials/Documentation:   Nonprofit agencies must submit proof of nonprofit status. Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Parts 74 and 92 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   Standard application forms as furnished by DHHS must be used for this program. 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.

Application Procedure:   Announcement of availability of funds is published in the Federal Register. Eligible applicants submit applications by specified deadlines.

Award Procedure:   Grant applications are reviewed by a panel of non-federal professionals with expertise in the child abuse and neglect field. Final decisions are made by the Commissioner, Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF). Contract proposals are reviewed by a panel of Federal staff.

Deadlines:   Deadlines change from year to year. Each program announcement provides specific deadline information. Contact Headquarters Office for details.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   From 3 to 6 months.

Appeals:   Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR, Part 16.

Renewals:   Some projects are awarded with a provision for non-competitive renewal. Most grants are one-time awards. Renewals may be subject to a competitive process.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   Matching requirements are described in each program announcement.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Grants are generally available for a 12-, 24-, or 36-month period. Some may be renewed for up to a total of 5 years. Renewal funding for multiple-year grants is dependent upon grantee performance and availability of funds.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Financial and program reports are required semiannually with a final report at completion of the project.

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

Records:   All financial records are to be maintained for 3 years after termination of the project or until audit is completed, whichever comes first.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

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

Obligations:   (Grants and Contracts) FY 01 $33,204,000; FY 02 est $26,150,000; and FY 03 est $26,351,000. (Note: The funds in this program are also available for contracts. The amounts for contracts cannot be predetermined.)

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
FY 2015 grants ranged between $95,330 to $1,000,000 with an average award of $551,423.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
There were 56 grants awarded in fiscal year 2001. It is anticipated that 56 grants will be awarded in fiscal year 2002 and 56 grants in fiscal year 2003.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

45 CFR 1340.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:  
Jan Shafer 330 C Street SW, Room 3503, Washington, District of Columbia 20447 Email: jan.shafer@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 205-8172.

Web Site Address:  
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Projects funded in fiscal year 2000 and 2001 included: (1) A national data archive on child abuse and neglect; (2) the next implementation phases of the consortium for Longitudinal Studies of Child Maltreatment for conducting and coordinating prospective studies of young children at risk of or who have already been maltreated; (3) school-based CAN prevention programs; (4) research on kinship care; (5) neglected demonstration projects; and (6) National Resource Center on Child Maltreatment.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Applications are evaluated on the basis of the degree to which proposals meet specific objectives defined in the annual program announcement including, but not limited to: (1) Reasonableness of cost; (2) qualifications of staff; and (3) relevance to stated areas of interest.

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