Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 10, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award Amount$ 500,000 - $ 600,000
Category of Funding ActivityIncome Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses

Program Description

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide competitive grant funds authorized by the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112-34). This Act includes a targeted grants program (section 437(f)) that directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to reserve funds for regional partnership grants (RPGs) to improve the well-being of children affected by substance abuse. These targeted grants will be awarded to regional partnerships that provide, through interagency collaboration and integration of programs and services, activities and services that are designed to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes for, and enhance the safety of children who are in out-of-home placements or are at risk of entering out-of-home placements as a result of a parent's or caretaker's substance abuse. Applicants are expected to have a collaborative structure in place that is capable of building the region’s capacity to meet a broad range of needs for families involved with both substance abuse treatment and the child welfare system. The State child welfare agency that is responsible for the State plan under titles IV-B or IV-E of the Social Security Act must be included in the regional partnership. If the regional partnership consists of a county that is located in a State that is State-supervised and county-administered, the county child welfare agency satisfies this requirement. In such a partnership, the State agency that is ultimately responsible for State plan compliance under titles IV-B or IV-E is not required to be a partner in the regional partnership but is not precluded from participating as a member. In a State-administered system, a local office of the State child welfare agency can participate in the partnership and satisfy this requirement. Any member of the regional partnership is eligible to be a lead applicant provided that (1) the partner is one of the eligible entities described previously and (2) the member agency or organization has the capacity to sufficiently monitor program activities or services, funding, and reporting requirements described in the FOA. While either the State child welfare agency that is responsible for the State plan under titles IV-B or IV-E of the Social Security Act or an Indian Tribe or Tribal consortium must be a member of a regional partnership, it is NOT necessary that either of these entities serve as the lead agency. Per the legislative requirements, RPGs are required to select and report on performance indicators and evaluation measures to increase the knowledge that can be gained from the program. In 2012, the Children’s Bureau funded 17 RPGs, which are participating in the RPG national cross-site evaluation. Partnerships will: - Use specific, well-defined, and evidence-based programs that are also trauma-informed and targeted to the identified population; - Conduct an evaluation that is sufficiently rigorous to contribute to the evidence base on service delivery and outcomes associated with the project's chosen interventions; - Participate in the national cross-site evaluation, which includes an implementation and partnership study, an outcomes study, and an impact study.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberHHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CU-0809
Funding Opportunity TitleRegional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse
Opportunity CategoryIncome Security and Social Services
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards4
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateApril 11, 2014 (Friday)
Application Due DateJune 10, 2014 (Tuesday)
***Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Application Archive DateJuly 10, 2014 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 2,400,000
Award Amount$ 500,000 - $ 600,000
CFDA Number
  • 93.087 - Enhance Safety of Children Affected by Substance Abuse

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Program Information Websitehttp://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CU-0809
ContactOffice: Administration for Children and Families
Address: Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CB
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