Child Abuse and Neglect Discretionary Activities
To improve the national, state, and community activities for the prevention, assessment, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect through research, demonstration, service improvement, evaluation of best practices, dissemination of information, and technical assistance.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Administration For Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
It is anticipated that 38 grants will be awarded. 29 grants were awarded.Fiscal Year 2017
21 grants were awarded.Fiscal Year 2018
25 grants were awarded in FY 2018.Fiscal Year 2019
It is anticipated that 16 grants will be awarded in FY 2019.
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1978, Title I, as amended, Public Law 111-320, The CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010., 42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Grants: States, local governments, tribes, public agencies or private agencies or organizations (or combinations of such agencies or organizations)engaged in activities related to the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Contracts: Public and private agencies.
Children that have been abused or neglected, or that are at-risk for abuse or neglect, and their families.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75. Nonprofit agencies must submit proof of nonprofit status.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. Pre-application assistance may be available. Applicants may refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement on www.Grants.gov for further information.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75.
Final funding decisions will be made by Commissioner, ACYF. Recipients are notified that funds have been awarded through a Notice of Award (NOA) issued by the Administration for Children and Families. Funds are disbursed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Payment Management System (PMS).
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The range for approval/disapproval is three to six months.
Subject to the limitations of the Appendix A to 45 CFR Part 16, appeals may take place in accordance with 45 CFR Part 16.
Multi-year projects are funded on an annual basis through submission of a non-competing continuation application. Non-competing continuations will be issued based on availability of funds, satisfactory progress, compliance with grant terms and conditions and a determination that continuation funding is in the best interest of the federal government.
How are proposals selected?
Applications competing for financial assistance will be reviewed and evaluated by objective review panels using only the criteria described in FOA. Each panel is composed of experts with knowledge and experience in the area under review. Generally, review panels include three reviewers and one chairperson. Results of the competitive objective review are taken into consideration by ACF in the selection of projects for funding; however, objective review scores and rankings are not binding. 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.
How may assistance be used?
To award grants and contracts to : (1) Provide technical assistance to public and private nonprofit agencies; (2) conduct research and service demonstration projects to identify, assess, prevent and treat child abuse and neglect, which may include the nature and scope of effective practices relating to differential response, child abuse and neglect issues facing Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiians, the impact of child abuse and neglect on the incidence and the progression of disabilities; effective approaches to inter-agency collaboration between child protection, juvenile justice and domestic violence providers; (3)research on the incidence, consequences and prevalence of child abuse and neglect, and (4) disseminate information on the incidence, causes, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect which may include the dissemination of best practices to meet the needs of special populations. Project funds may not be used for construction.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance monitoring is described in program reporting.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75. Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements of 45 CFR Part 75 Subpart F.
Retention requirements for records are covered by the provisions of 45 CFR SSSS75.361-365, and generally must be retained for three years from the submission date of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are generally available for a 12, 24, 36 or 60-month project period. Recipients are notified that funds have been awarded through a Notice of Award (NOA) issued by the Administration for Children and Families. Funds are disbursed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Payment Management System (PMS).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
, 330 C Street SW, Room 3503
Washington, DC 20201 US
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$18,437,969.00; FY 19 est $15,247,727.00; FY 20 est $12,243,259.00; FY 17$16,365,591.00; FY 16$19,188,802.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2018 grants ranged between $232,902 and $3,000,000 with an average award of $737,519.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Recipients may refer to the Remarks section of their Notice of Grant Award for specific Terms and Conditions pertaining to their grant program. Information on Post Award Requirements are posted at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/discretionary-post-award-requirements
Examples of Funded Projects