Infant Adoption Awareness Training


To develop and implement programs to train designated staff of eligible health centers in providing adoption information and referrals to pregnant women on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in non-directive counseling to pregnant women.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Public Health Service Act, Children's Health Act of 2000, Title XII, Subtitle A and B, Section 330F and Section 330G, Public Law 106-310.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Nonprofit private national, regional, or local organizations among whose primary purposes are adoption and are knowledgeable in all elements of the adoption process, e.g., types of adoptions, relevant State and local laws regarding relinquishment procedures and putative father involvement and medical and financial resources for birth mothers, and on providing adoption information and referrals to pregnant women.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Private nonprofit organizations, health professionals, health staff of Federally funded voluntary family planning projects supported under Section 1001 of the Public Health Service Act, staff of community health centers, migrant health centers, and centers providing services to homeless individuals and centers providing services to residents of public housing supported under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. PHS-funded school health centers, and public health clinics, or any health professional providing option counseling to pregnant women.
Demonstration of 501(c)(3) status or status pending with the IRS. 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
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
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Pre-application assistance may be available. Applicants may refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement on for further information.
Award Procedure
Applications for funding are reviewed and scored by panels of at least three non-federal subject matter experts. Final funding decisions will be made by Commissioner, ACYF.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Three to six months.
Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations at 45 CFR Pat 16.
Multi-year projects are funded on an annual basis through submission of a non-competing continuation application. Continuation funding is subject to availability of funds, submission of program and financial reports, and grantee performance.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Grant funds may be used to plan and implement: (1) approved programs directly or through grants or cooperative agreements with other adoption organizations; (2) a training curriculum, consistent with best practice guidelines; (3) reimbursement to eligible health centers for all costs in obtaining the training. Project funds may not be used for construction.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees are required to submit semi-annual program reports. Final program reports are due 90 days after completion of the grant.

Grantees are required to submit semi-annual financial reports. Final financial reports are due 90 days after completion of the grant. Financial reporting is conducted via the SF-425. Progress reports are included in program reports. Expenditure reports are included in financial reports. Performance monitoring is described in progress reporting.
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.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
One to Five years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant awards are managed by a payment management system that manages grant payment requests, drawdowns, and disbursements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Matthew McGuire Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau; 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW; 8th Floor., Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: Phone: (202) 205-7270 Fax: (202) 260-9345.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - No funding has been provided for this program for FY 2012, FY 2013 and FY 2014.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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