Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Grants

(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

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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.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.


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Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Children & Family Services, Illinois Department Of $ 1,019,080   2017-10-012020-09-30
Department Of Child Services- State Of Indiana $ 962,451   2017-10-012020-09-30
Health & Family Services, Kentucky Cabinet For $ 1,492,211   2017-10-012020-09-30
Health & Human Services, North Carolina Department Of $ 1,009,252   2017-10-012020-09-30
Child Support Services, California Department Of $ 3,220,669   2017-10-012020-09-30
Executive Office Of The State Of New Jersey $ 1,930,886   2017-10-012020-09-30
Family & Protective Services, Texas Department Of $ 3,119,953   2017-10-012020-09-30
Human Services, Minnesota Department Of $ 2,333,293   2017-10-012020-09-30
Children & Families, Florida Department Of $ 1,598,378   2017-10-012020-09-30
Children & Family Services, New York Office Of $ 2,035,515   2017-10-012020-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 60 grants were awarded in FY 2016. Fiscal Year 2017: It is anticipated that 60 grants will be awarded in FY 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: It is anticipated that 60 grants will be awarded in FY 2018.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are used to develop, operate, expand, and enhance community-based, prevention focused programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect.

One percent is set aside for discretionary grants to migrant and tribal populations and an additional amount to fund a national resource center to provide training and technical assistance to state lead agencies.

To receive funds, states must meet eligibility requirements stated in the authorizing legislation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S.

Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible.

Before a state can apply, the Governor must designate a lead entity to administer the funds for the implementation of community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs and activities.

Tribes may participate through application for grants made available by a 1% (of the entire CBCAP apportionment, of both mandatory and discretionary funds) annual funds set aside, legislated for tribes, tribal organizations and migrant programs.

These are discretionary competitive grants, awarded every five years.

Complete information regarding these grants may be found on the Federal website, www.grants.gov.

Should you wish to speak to someone about this set-aside, see the contact information provided here in section 152.

Beneficiary Eligibility

There are no eligibility requirements. Beneficiaries, which include children and their families, are organizations dealing with community-based, prevention focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Credentials/Documentation

Applications require certification and/or documentation that the state meets the eligibility requirements described in the Act, requiring that: (1) the Governor 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 Governor of the State has provided assurances that the lead entity will provide, or be responsible for providing, community-based, prevention-focused programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect; composed of local, collaborative, public-private partnerships directed by interdisciplinary structures with balanced representation from public and private sector members, parents, and public and private nonprofit service providers, individuals and organizations experienced in working in partnership with families with children with disabilities; and (3) the Governor 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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. States and territories respond to an annual Program Instruction (PI) which announces availability of funds. Applications must include assurance and information required in the PI, as well as completed forms from the PI.

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed against all eligibility requirements at the headquarters level. Approval/disapproval is decided by the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF).

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by P.L.111-320, enacted on December 20, 2010., 42 U.S.C 5116 et.seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. Deadlines will be provided in the annual Program Instruction (PI). Contact the headquarters office listed below for future deadlines.

Appeals

Appeals are processed in accordance with Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations in 45 CFR, part 16.

Renewals

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

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. 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 than $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 non-federal 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. There is also a required 20 percent state match. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are awarded by the Director of the Office of Mandatory Grants to the state on an annual basis, as described by the formula information Section. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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

A state receiving a grant under this title, through reports provided to the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, should include the following: 1) Community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect (through networks where appropriate) composed of local, collaborative, public-private partnerships directed by interdisciplinary structures with balanced representation from private and public sector members, parents, adult former victims of child abuse and neglect, and public and private nonprofit service providers and individuals and organizations experienced in working in partnership with families with children with disabilities (section 202(2)(A)); 2) Direction to an interdisciplinary, collaborative, public-private structure with balanced representation from private and public sector members, parents, adult former victims of child abuse and neglect, public sector and private nonprofit sector service providers, and parents with disabilities (section 202(2)(B)); 3) Direction and oversight through identified goals and objectives, clear lines of communication and accountability, the provision of leveraged or combined funding from Federal, state and private sources, centralized assessment and planning activities, the provision of training, technical assistance, evaluation assistance and reporting and evaluation functions (section 202(2)(C)); 4) A demonstrated commitment to parental participation in the development, operation and oversight of the community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect (section 202(3)(A)); 5) A comprehensive strategy to provide a continuum of preventive, family-centered, comprehensive services for children and families, especially to young parents, to parents with young children and to parents who are adult former victims of domestic violence or child abuse and neglect, through public and private partnerships (section 202(3)(B)); 6) Operational support (both financial and programmatic) and training, technical assistance and evaluation assistance to community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect, through innovative, interagency funding and inter-disciplinary service delivery mechanisms (section 202(3)(C)); and, 7) Integration of its efforts with individuals and organizations experienced in working in partnership with families with children with disabilities, parents with disabilities and with the child abuse and neglect prevention activities of the state, and a financial commitment to those activities (section 202(3)(D)).

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Program progress reporting requirements are described in Program Instructions (PI).

Financial reporting requirements are described in the PI.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. 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.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $39,467,605; FY 17 est $39,000,000; and FY 18 est $39,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

In FY 2016 for states the range of financial assistance was from $200,000 to $3,272,234 with an average of $672,756. In FY 2016 for tribes the range of financial assistance was from $128,394 to $1,400,000 with an average of $448,311.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

All pertinent instructions are contained in the annual Program Instruction (PI). The current PI is ACYF-CB-PI-17-06.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Julie Fliss Office on Child Abuse and Neglect 330 C Street SW, Room 3403, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: julie.fliss@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 205-8879

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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




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