Native American Children Training Forum
FUNDING
 

Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
OVW Fiscal Year 2018 Justice for Families Program Solicitation
Deadline to apply is December 20, 2017
The Grants to Support Families in the Justice System program (referred to as the Justice for Families Program) was authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013 to improve the response of all aspects of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. The program supports the following activities for improving the capacity of communities and courts to respond to impacted families: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training and technical assistance for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; provision of resources in juvenile court matters; and development or promotion of legislation, model codes, policies, and best practices. For more information go to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298378

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families
Basic Center Program
The estimated synopsis post date is January 10, 2018. The deadline to apply is March 11, 2018
The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families' Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the availability of funds under the Basic Center Program (BCP). The BCP works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth up to age 18 years of age and their families. BCPs provide youth with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care. Basic centers can provide temporary shelter for up to 21 days for youth and seeks to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements. Additional services may include: street-based services; home-based services for families with youth at risk of separation from the family; drug abuse education and prevention services. For more information go to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298176 

Street Outreach Program
The estimated synopsis post date is January 10, 2018. The deadline to apply is March 11, 2018
The Administration  for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families' Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the availability of funds under the Street Outreach Program (SOP). SOP works to increase young people’s personal safety, social and emotional well-being, self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with families, communities, schools, and other positive social networks. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices and to provide them access to shelter and services which include: outreach, gateway services, screening and assessment, harm reduction, access to emergency shelter, crisis stabilization, drop-in centers, which can be optional, and linkages/referrals to services. For more information go to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298175

Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes
Estimated synopsis post date is January 10, 2018, Estimated deadline to apply is March 11, 2018
The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families' Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the availability of funds under the Transitional Living Program (TLP) and Maternity Group Home (MGH). THE PURPOSE of FYSB’s TLP and MGH grant programs are to implement, enhance, and/or support effective strategies for successful transition to sustainable living for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 and/or pregnant and parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent child(ren). Both projects must provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, can be extended to 21 months and provide comprehensive services that supports the transition of homeless youth to self-sufficiency and stable, independent living. For more information go to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298156

Community Collaborations to Strengthen Family Connections
Estimated synopsis post date is February 12, 2018, Estimated deadline to apply is April 13, 2018
The Administration for Children and Families, Children Bureau announces the availability of one grant to: (1) implement a multi-system approach among public and private agencies integrating community and faith-based to promote effective partnerships; (2) develop or enhance a navigator program to meet caregivers own needs and the needs of the children they are raising; (3) utilize intensive family-finding activities, including search technology, effective family engagement, collaboration with child support, and other means to identify biological family members for the target population to create a greater volume of relationships and connectedness within their families and establish permanent family placements when appropriate; and (4) implement family group decision-making (FGDM) meetings for children in the child welfare system. For more information go to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298155

Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Implementation and Expansion Grants
Deadline is April 14, 2018
This funding opportunity announcement provides Fiscal Year 2018 funds for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Tribal MIECHV): Implementation and Expansion Grants. Funds will support 5-year grants (cooperative agreements) between ACF and federally-recognized Indian tribes (or a consortium of Indian tribes), tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations that are currently operating an evidence-based home visiting program and propose to expand or sustain their established infrastructure for home visiting services in tribal communities. This funding opportunity announcement is intended for tribal entities that have an established history of implementation of high-quality, culturally relevant, evidence-based home visiting services to American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) families and children, implementation of performance measurement and continuous quality improvement systems, development of early childhood systems, and conducting rigorous evaluation. For more information go to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298689

Tribal Court Improvement Program
Estimated synopsis post date is April 16, 2018, Estimated deadline to apply is June 15, 2018
The Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau announces the availability of awards to provide tribes and tribal consortia the opportunity to compete for grants to enable tribal courts to design and implement projects and/or activities to assess, expand, or enhance the effectiveness of tribal courts and/or legal representation in cases related to child welfare, family preservation, family reunification, guardianship, and adoption. In doing this work, grantees are required to engage in and demonstrate "meaningful, ongoing collaboration" with the tribal social service agencies. For more information go to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298124

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is pleased to offer the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. The application deadline is December 1, 2017. To apply for the fellowships, please go to this website: http://www.dorisdukefellowships.org/

Children's Bureau: An Office of Administration for Children & Families
Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal consortia are eligible for federal funding to administer title IV-B and title IV-E programs. Tribes are also eligible to apply for discretionary grants. For more information, click here.

Edison International: Community Grants Program
The Community Grants program provides grants up to $5,000 to non-profit organizations whose missions and programs align with our priority areas. Grant applications are accepted online during the grants application periods. The next opportunity to submit a grant application will be in March 2017. For more information on Eligibility Requirements & Program Information, click here.

SERVE: Indigenous Social Workers for Change
Interested in pursuing a Master’s in Social Work? SERVE is a program funded by the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC), which focuses on recruiting Native American students into the Title IV-E program that supports degree bound social work students interested public child welfare.  If you are interested in learning more about the program and social work career options, click here.

Educational Assistance for Foster Youth
Access to higher education has become increasingly essential to obtain economic independence and success in today’s world. The following resources provide information about accessing higher education opportunities and financial scholarships for youth in or aging out of the foster care system, including State and local examples.  For more information, click here.

Educational Assistance for Adopted Youth
This website contains information on college scholarships, vocational education, and tuition waivers. Some States and private organizations offer scholarships and tuition waiver programs to youth who have been involved in or were adopted from the child welfare system. For more information, click here.

 
 

This project is supported with funding awarded by the federal Children's Justice Act, through the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, with grant award CF15048670