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Tier 1 - Community Based Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Grants

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools
for Programs to Mitigate Child Neglect and Abuse

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Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT)

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Deadline Date:

03/19/21 5:00 PM Alaska Time


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Grants to Alaska nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and tribes for programs to mitigate child neglect and abuse. The purpose of grant funding is to support organizations that work to promote the development of healthy children, families, and communities.

ACT has identified three core areas of focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect:  

  1. Early Childhood Development: ACT will provide grants that support early childhood development work based on research that highlights the importance of social-emotional development in the first three years of a child’s life. Organizations funded under this portfolio area will have a specific focus on ages 0 to 3 years. ACT will prioritize funding for organizations that emphasize social-emotional learning and development and infant mental health including, but not limited to: high quality, evidence-based home visitation programs and parent skills training programs
  2. Empowering Youth: These grants will invest in organizations that are developing, modifying, implementing, and/or evaluating effective and proven curriculum to help students ages 12 to 16 learn the major tenets of developing healthy, intimate relationships. Curricula will have a clear focus on sexual education, be medically accurate, culturallyresponsive, and LGBTQ-inclusive. Topics addressed will include, but not be limited to: issues of consent; domestic and sexual violence, delaying parenthood; and; effective reproductive health interventions. Grantees in this area must be able to show how their approach is researched-based and can be effectively evaluated.
  3. Building Community Resilience: ACT will invest in community-based efforts/initiatives focused on preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and building resilience. ACT recognizes communities know their children and families best, and know how to help them prevent child abuse and neglect and heal those who have experienced trauma

Key components of the primary prevention and strengthening families approach include:

  • Promoting community inclusion.
  • Promoting healthy parenting skills and strengthening families.
  • Addressing social determinants that create an environment that leads to CAN
  • Providing support and services that are universal.
  • Focusing on existing strengths and promoting continued growth and development.
  • Fostering parent leadership and empowering parents to identify resources, support, and strategies to help them parent more effectively.
  • Incorporating the understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences study (i.e. reduce trauma and build resiliency).
  • Support evidence-based or promising practices.

Priority will also be given to projects that address:

  1. Parental Resiliency: Courage during stress or after a crisis; parents feel supported and able to solve problems.
  2. Social Connections: A support system; relationships with extended family, friends, co-workers, and other parents with children similar ages.   
  3. Knowledge of Parenting/Child Development Basic information about how children develop.
  4. Concrete Support in Times of Need: Supports and services within the community, which can include transportation, food assistance, job training, and mental health services.
  5. Healthy Social/Emotional Development: Children feel loved, have a sense of belonging, and can get along with others.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180546

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each project is limited to a maximum of $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant Cycle: One year (July 1 through June 30)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations throughout Alaska working to prevent child abuse and neglect are invited to apply for grants from ACT's competitive grant cycle. Applications are accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska. Equivalent organizations may include tribes, local or state governments, schools, or Regional Educational Attendance Areas.

One application is allowed per organization. Organizations can receive a Tier 1 and Tier 2 at the same time. However, funding must support separate programs/projects.

Organizations that have received past awards and are in good standing are eligible to apply. Applicants with open ACT grants must be current on all grant reporting.

Not Eligible:
Individuals, for-profit, 501(c)(4) or (c)(6) organizations, non-Alaska based organizations, and federal government agencies are not eligible for competitive grants. Applicants with open ACT grants that are past due on any grant reports will not be considered for funding.

Applications for religious indoctrination or other religious activities, endowment building, deficit financing, fundraising, lobbying, electioneering and activities of political nature will not be considered. Nor will proposals for sponsorships, special event or any proposals which discriminate as to race, gender, marital status, sexual preference, age, disability, creed or ethnicity or are for activities that have the potential to support terrorism. Funds cannot be used for expenses incurred prior to the grant award.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An optional applicant informational webinar will be held Monday, 15 February 2021 at 11:00am AK. Registration is required. Click here for further information and to register:

Pre-Application Information:

RFP Release: February 8, 2021
Deadline: March 19, 2021
Award Announcement: No later than 30 June 2021

Applicants are welcome to contact ACT staff prior to applying to discuss proposed projects. If a proposal is declined, organizations may call ACT staff for feedback.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For questions related to the request for proposals, please contact:

Trevor Storrs

For questions related to the online application system, please contact:

Maleah Wenzel

Alaska Children’s Trust
3201 C Street, Ste 110
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

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