Child Abuse and Neglect State Grants
To assist States in the support and improvement of their child protective services systems.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Administration For Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
It is anticipated that 56 grants will be awarded in FY 2016. 56 grants were awarded in FY 2016Fiscal Year 2017
56 grants were awarded in FY 2017.Fiscal Year 2018
56 grants were awarded in FY 2018.Fiscal Year 2019
It is anticipated that 56 grants will be awarded in FY 2019.
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended, Section 106, 42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
This includes States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
There are no eligibility requirements associated with the beneficiaries of these funds (abused and neglected children 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. State plans require certification of the state's eligibility under Section 106(b) of the authorizing legislation.
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. Technical assistance is available at the regional level to assist states in meeting conditions specified in the Act.
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. State plans and annual updates must be submitted to the Regional Offices. Complete information is furnished annually to the appropriate State office regarding format and timing of state plan applications and updates.
Funds will be awarded after the plan or annual update is submitted and approved.
The plan or its annual update is due on June 30th of each year.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The state agency annual update is due by June 30th of each year. Approval/disapproval by the Children's Bureau is completed by September 30th of each year.
Subject to the limitations of the Appendix A to 45 CFR Part 16, appeals may take place in accordance with 45 CFR Part 16.
Grants are made annually. States submit a plan and annual updates are required each year.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
The CAPTA Basic State Grant is a formula grant to States only, to be used for improving child protective services systems.
States can choose from a wide variety of activities as outlined in the legislation. Under the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010, each state was required to submit a new state plan for fiscal year (FY) 2011 grant funds specifying which of the 14 program areas described in section 106(a) of the CAPTA they planned to address. Examples include the intake, assessment, screening, and investigation of reports of abuse and neglect; creating and improving the use of multidisciplinary teams and interagency protocols to enhance investigations; improving legal preparation and representation; case management; developing, improving, and implementing risk and safety assessment tools and protocols; developing and updating systems of technology; training regarding research-based strategies to promote collaboration with families, legal duties of such individuals and personal safety training for case workers; improving the skills, qualifications, and availability of individuals providing services to children and families, and the supervisors of such individuals; developing and delivering information to improve public education relating to the role and responsibilities of the child protection system and the nature and basis for reporting suspected incidents of child abuse and neglect; supporting and enhancing interagency collaboration between the child protection system and the juvenile justice system for improved delivery of services and treatment; supporting and enhancing collaboration among public health agencies, the child protection system, and private community-based programs to provide child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment services (including linkages with education systems) and to address the health needs, including mental health needs, of children identified as abused or neglected, including supporting prompt, comprehensive health and developmental evaluations for children who are the subject of substantiated child maltreatment reports, or developing and implementing procedures for collaboration among child protective services, domestic violence services, and other agencies in investigations, interventions, and the delivery of services and treatment provided to children and families, including the use of differential response, where appropriate, and the provision of services that assist children exposed to domestic violence, and that also support the caregiving role of their non-abusing parents.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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 in 45 CFR 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: Title Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended Part Section 106 42 US Code 5101 et seq.
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 awarded annually. Grants have a 5-year expenditure period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Children's Bureau Regional Program Managers.
, 330 C Street SW, Room 3512
Washington, DC 20201 US
(Formula Grants) FY 18$85,285,000.00; FY 19 est $84,114,673.00; FY 20 est $84,185,000.00; FY 17$25,228,638.00; FY 16$25,310,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY 2018 grants ranged from $64,501 to $9,554,617 with an average award of $1,522,946.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Annual Program Instructions: ACYF-CB-11-06, ACYF-CB-PI-18-06, and ACYF-CB-PI-19-02 apply to this program.
Examples of Funded Projects