Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention 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.
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; B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
It is anticipated that 60 grants will be awarded in FY 2016. 60 grants were awarded in FY 2016.Fiscal Year 2017
56 formula grants were awarded to states and territories in FY 2017. 3 discretionary grants were awarded to tribes in FY 2017.Fiscal Year 2018
56 grants formula grants were awarded to states and territories in FY 2018. Four discretionary grants were awarded to tribes in FY 2018.Fiscal Year 2019
It is anticipated that 57 formula grants will be awarded to states and territories in FY 2019. It is anticipated that three tribes will be awarded discretionary grants in FY 2019.
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.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible. Before a state can apply, the Governor must designate a lead entity to administer the funds for the implementation of community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs and activities. Tribes may participate through application for grants made available by a 1% (of the entire CBCAP apportionment, of both mandatory and discretionary funds) annual funds set aside, legislated for tribes, tribal organizations and migrant programs. These are discretionary competitive grants, awarded every five years. Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) for these projects will be posted to Grants.gov.
There are no eligibility requirements. Beneficiaries, which include children and their families, organizations providing community-based, prevention focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect.
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 75. 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.
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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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 listed in the PI. Discretionary funding opportunity notices for this listing will be posted on Grants.gov.
Formula grant applications are reviewed against all eligibility requirements. Approval/disapproval is decided by the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF).
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Deadlines will be provided in the annual Program Instruction (PI). Contact the headquarters office listed in the Contact Information for future deadlines.
There is no appeal process for unsuccessful discretionary applicants. Formula grant and existing discretionary program recipient appeals in regards to disputes may take place in accordance with 45 CFR Part 16, subject to the limitations of the Appendix A.
Grants are made annually. A new application is required each year. For discretionary program 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?
States which meet all eligibility requirements will receive funds under this program.
How may assistance be used?
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.
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 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: CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010; Title II of the CAPTA (42 USC 5116 et seq.) as amended by P.L. 111-320 - Community-Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Section 204 (4)
Matching is mandatory. 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 than $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 non-federal 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 non-federal 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 assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Formula grants are awarded annually. The project duration for discretionary projects is specified in the funding opportunity announcement. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: 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). 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
Contact Children's Bureau Regional Program Managers
Office on Child Abuse and Neglect
330 C Street SW, Room 3403
Washington, DC 20201 US
(Formula Grants) FY 18$37,722,708.00; FY 19 est $37,540,168.00; FY 20 est $37,722,545.00; FY 17$37,594,753.00; FY 16$39,467,605.00; - (Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$393,292.00; FY 19 est $393,044.00; FY 20 est $392,455.00; FY 17$1,793,420.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY 2018 for states the range of financial assistance was from $200,000 to $3,220,669 with an average of $673,620. In FY 2018 for tribes the range of financial assistance was from $128,374 to $132,546 with an average of $131,097.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
All pertinent instructions are contained in the annual Program Instruction (PI). The current PI is ACYF-CB-PI-18-04.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
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