Community-Based Family Resource and Support 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 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.

Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.590
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Types of Assistance
FORMULA GRANTS
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.
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.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible. Tribes may participate through application for grants made available by a 1% (of the entired CBCAP apportionment, of both mandatory and descretionary funds) annual funds set aside, legislated for Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs. These are discretionary competitive grants. 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. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application 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 Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 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 Procedure
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.
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 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 nonfederal 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)). PSC-272. 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 OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. 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.
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: It is anticipated that 55 grants will be awarded in FY 2014. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-1536-0-1-506.
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 12 $41,317,057; FY 13 est $38,647,851; and FY 14 est $41,315,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY 2012, the range of financial assistance was from a low of $200,000 to a high of $3,595,715.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
All pertinent instructions are contained in the annual Program Instruction.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Rosie Gomez 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW; 8th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: rosie.gomez@acf.hhs.gov Phone: 202-205-7403
Website Address
http://www.friendsnrc.org
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: Voluntary home visiting; Parent education/skills; Parent mutual support/self-help; Respite care/crisis care; Community outreach and referral; Family resource centers; Family support services; Outreach to special populations. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
States which meet all eligibility requirements will receive funds under this program.
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