Child Welfare Research Training or Demonstration

 

To support research and demonstration projects which are of national or regional significance and special projects for the demonstration of new methods which show promise of substantial contribution to the advancement of child welfare. To demonstrate the utilization of research in the field of child welfare to encourage experimental and special types of child welfare services. To provide professional education opportunities to prospective and current child welfare agency staff and to develop competency-based training curricula and special projects for training child welfare personnel in specific areas.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.648
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: 7 grants were awarded. Fiscal Year 2015: It is anticiapted that grants will continue to fund child welfare research training or demonstration programs in the areas of long-term foster care reduction, child welfare workforce training, and the child welfare workforce curriculum development. Fiscal Year 2016: It is anticipated that grants will continue to fund child welfare research training or demonstration programs in the areas of long-term foster care reduction, child welfare workforce training, and the child welfare workforce curriculum development.
Authorization
Social Security Act, Section 426, 42 U.S.C. 626, as amended including, Section 429, 42 U.S.C 628b.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include public or other nonprofit institutions of higher learning, public or other nonprofit agencies or organizations engaged in research on child welfare activities; and state or local public agencies responsible for administering, or supervising the administration of the title IV-B plan.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Grants are made to accredited public or other nonprofit institutions of higher learning, public or other nonprofit agencies and/or organizations and to State or local child welfare agencies for specific projects for training prospective and current personnel for work in the field of child welfare, including trainee-ships with stipends; child welfare demonstration projects of national or regional significance; and for utilization of child welfare research to encourage experimental and special types of welfare services.
Credentials/Documentation
Grants to educational institutions are made only to accredited institutions. Costs are determined in accordance with Part 75 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Nonprofit organizations must provide proof of nonprofit status. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Standard application forms, as furnished by HHS must be used for this program. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applications made in the format provided by and at the time specified in the annual Funding Opportunity Announcements of the availability of funds.
Award Procedure
Applications for funding are reviewed and scored by at least three non-federal subject matter experts. Final funding decision will be made by Commissioner, ACYF.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Three to six months.
Appeals
Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR, 16.
Renewals
Multi-year projects are funded on an annual basis trough submission of a non-completing continuation application. Continuation of funding is subject to availabilty of funds, submission of program and financial reports, and grantee performance.
How are proposals selected?
An assessment is made of: (1) The degree to which the proposal shows promise of meeting specific objectives defined in the annual program announcement; (2) reasonableness of cost; and (3) qualifications of the applicant organization and staff, and (4) quality of the methodology.
How may assistance be used?
Grants are made to accredited public or other nonprofit institutions of higher learning, public or other nonprofit agencies and/or organizations and to State or local child welfare agencies for specific projects for training prospective and current personnel for work in the field of child welfare, including trainee-ships with stipends; child welfare demonstration projects of national or regional significance; and for utilization of child welfare research to encourage experimental and special types of welfare services.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Submitted biannually: PSC - 272. Submitted biannually: SF - PPR. Submitted biannually: SF - 269. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
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 required in accordance with the requirement in 45 CFR 75 Subpart F.
Records
Financial and other records of the grant are to be kept 3 years after the termination of the grant or until audited, whichever comes first.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Duration is specified in announcement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The manner of the assistance awarded and/or released is specified in the announcement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the Regional Administrator, ACF.
Headquarters Office
Jane Morgan 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: jane.morgan@acf.hhs.gov Phone: 202 205 8807
Website Address
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb.
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-1536-0-1-506.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $19,864,654; FY 15 est $6,139,000; and FY 16 est $6,139,000 - A Congressionally mandated budget rescission in fiscal year (FY) 2011 lowered funds available for grant awards in 2011 and the following fiscal years.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2014 grants ranged from $999,074 to $4,240,690 with the average award being $2,837,807.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Workforce development, training and technical assistance, ongoing evaluation of the Federal Permanency Innovations Initiative, and demonstration programs in the area of long-term foster care reduction. Fiscal Year 2015: Workforce development, training and technical assistance, and ongoing evaluation of The Federal Permanency Innovationis Initiative. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

 


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