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Grants to USA Nonprofit, For-Profits, IHEs, and Agencies to Reduce Child Abuse Through Cross-Agency Collaborations

Building Early Childhood-Child Welfare Partnerships to Support the Well-Being of Young Children, Families, and Caregivers

GrantWatch ID# 207570
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
CFDA Number: 93.670
Funding or PIN Number: HHS-2023-ACF-ACYF-CA-0011
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Important Dates
Deadline: 03/13/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit and for-profit organizations, states, tribes, IHEs, and agencies to reduce child neglect and abuse through creating active collaborations between relevant bodies. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

Support provided through this opportunity will allow grant recipients to develop and/or enhance strategic multi-system collaboration among child welfare agencies, ECE, and other partners to effectively prevent child abuse and neglect and provide comprehensive supports to children and families, including those who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality. Grant recipients will support effective collaboration between partners at multiple levels, including coordination and collaboration between state, agency, and parent leaders; managers and direct services staff; families; and community partners. Grant funding will support the development of policy, procedures, quality practice, and other strategies to address systemic racial inequities across systems that work to support children and families at-risk of or with current engagement with the child welfare system. Grant recipients will implement strategies to ensure that partnerships are established, enhanced, and/or institutionalized.

Grant recipients will focus on meeting the following project goals:

  1. Develop and/or enhance strategic coordination and communication among child welfare, ECE, families and caregivers with young children, and other relevant partners.
  2. Support the development and institutionalization of policies and/or procedures within a jurisdiction to increase the identification, enrollment, and attendance of infants and young children, with or at-risk, of child welfare involvement into comprehensive, high-quality ECE services.
  3. Build infrastructure capacity to ensure the provision of comprehensive and holistic services to young children and their families with or at-risk of child welfare system involvement.
  4. Create, implement, and/or strengthen joint efforts to advance racial equity within the child welfare, ECE, and partner systems to ensure that historically underserved and marginalized populations of color have access to high-quality ECE services that build on their strengths and are responsive to their individualized needs.
  5. Conduct a program evaluation to determine the extent to which funded efforts have contributed to improved coordination and communication; strengthened networks; and increased referrals, enrollments, and engagement in quality ECE programs, particularly for historically underserved populations.
  6. Disseminate information and knowledge gained from project findings and support efforts to allow for programs and policymakers to broadly integrate project knowledge into policy and practice within the child welfare, ECE, and other relevant fields.


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Per the statute, “The Secretary may make grants to, and enter into contracts with, entities that are states, Indian tribes, or tribal organizations, or public agencies or private agencies or organizations (or combinations of such entities)…” (42 U.S.C. 5106(a)).

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity. Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization.

Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and funding under this funding opportunity.

For funding restrictions, see p. 44 of the FOA in Attached Files.

Pre-Application Information
Due Date for Applications: 03/13/2023 at 11:59 PM ET

ACF requires electronic submission of applications at Organizations must have an active System for Award (SAM) registration which provides a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), and account to apply for grants.

Creating a account can be completed online in minutes, but SAM registration may take several weeks. Therefore, an organization’s registration should be done in sufficient time to ensure it does not impact the entities ability to meet required application submission deadlines.

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Additional Funding Information

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Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $275,000 Per Budget Period
Award Floor: $250,000 Per Budget Period

Term of Contract
Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2023
Length of Project Periods: 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods

Contact Information
Program Office Contact:

Lauren Fischman
Administration for Children and Families
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Children's Bureau
CB Operations Center c/o LCG, Inc.
6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 410
Rockville, MD 20852
(888) 203-6161

Office of Grants Management Contact:

Bridget Shea Westfall
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Grants Management
CB Operations Center c/o LCG, Inc.
6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 410
Rockville, MD 20852
(888) 203-6161

RFP & Supporting Documents
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