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National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP)

Grant to a USA or Puerto Rico Nonprofit, For-Profit, IHE, or Agency for
Technical Assistance to Providers of Child Abuse Prevention Services

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) - Children's Bureau (CB)

Deadline Date:

06/18/19 4:30 PM Receipt of Paper Applications; 11:59 PM Eastern Time Electronic Receipt


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Grant to a USA or Puerto Rico nonprofit, government agency, for-profit, IHE, or school district to establish a national center to provide technical assistance and training for providers of child abuse prevention services. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

Capacity Building to Implement Effective CBCAP Programs

The purpose of this FOA is to fund a National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention to build the capacity of CBCAP grantees (SLAs and tribal and migrant grantees) and their state, local, and tribal partners to implement and maintain effective community-based child abuse prevention programs. Specifically, the Center will support CBCAP grantees to develop, operate, expand, and enhance community-based, family-centered and prevention-focused programs and activities. To effectively strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect, the Center will assist grantees in identifying and implementing programs and activities that are accessible, effective, culturally appropriate, and build upon existing strengths of families and communities. The Center will be grounded with a thorough understanding of the legislative requirements of the CBCAP program (Title II of CAPTA) and gain experience with effective strategies to build capacity of CBCAP grantees to meet these requirements.

Capacity building efforts will be grounded in the Center’s comprehensive knowledge of state and tribal child welfare systems and effective resources that strengthen families, as well as a clear understanding of factors that can increase risk for child abuse and neglect, such as trauma exposure, substance misuse, domestic violence, homelessness and others.

Training and Technical Assistance Approach

The Center will develop and implement a plan to provide T/TA on effective program implementation, systemic intervention, and organizational change as it relates to family strengthening and prevention-focused initiatives and barriers to systemic change, as well as strategies to overcome them.

1. Universal Capacity Building Services
2. Targeted/Specialized Capacity Building Services
3. Tailored and Intensive Services

For details on each of these service areas, see:

Recognizing that child welfare cannot achieve this vision alone, CB encourages cross sector collaboration between CBCAP grantees, the courts, other family serving agencies, and non-traditional partners. In addition, youth, parents, caregivers and others with lived experiences, to identify strategies that best support families, strengthen communities and prevent child maltreatment. The Center will play a critical role in building the capacity of CBCAP grantees to develop new and leverage existing interagency collaborative efforts with child welfare and other public and private organizations, including parent leaders and others with lived experience to identify and implement an effective prevention continuum. Moreover, the Center will be a valuable partner in supporting CB in achieving its vision.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142712

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Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,200,000 - $1,400,000 Per Budget Period.

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2019

Length of Project Periods: 60-month project with five 12-month budget periods.


  • Appropriately qualified vendors
  • City or township governments
  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • County governments
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded 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
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Collaborative efforts and interdisciplinary approaches are acceptable. Applications from collaborations must identify a primary applicant responsible for administering the cooperative agreement.

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

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Applications: 06/18/2019

The deadline for electronic application submission is 11:59 p.m., ET, on the due date. The deadline for receipt of paper applications is 4:30 p.m., ET, on the due date.

How to Register and Apply through
Read the following instructions about registering to apply for ACF funds. Applicants should read the registration instructions carefully and prepare the information requested before beginning the registration process. Reviewing and assembling the required information before beginning the registration process will alleviate last-minute searches for required information.

The registration process can take up to four weeks to complete. Therefore, registration should be done in sufficient time to ensure it does not impact your ability to meet required application submission deadlines.

Organization applicants can find complete instructions here:

All applicants must have a DUNS Number ( disclaimer page) and an active registration with the System for Award Management (, Obtaining a DUNS Number may take 1 to 2 days.

All applicants are required to maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete. If a grant is awarded, registration at SAM must be active throughout the life of the award.

Plan ahead. Allow at least 10 business days after you submit your registration for it to become active in SAM and at least an additional 24 hours before that registration information is available in other government systems, i.e.

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

Submission By Mail and hand delivery:

CB Operations Center
c/o LCG, Inc.
Attn: HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CZ-1558
6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 410
Rockville, MD 20852

Program Office Contact: Julie Fliss, Children's Bureau
Office of Grants Management Contact: Bridget Shea Westfall, Administration for Children and Families

Phone: (888) 203-6161

CB Operations Center
c/o LCG, Inc.
6000 Executive Boulevard
Suite 410
Rockville, MD 20852

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)