National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes


Opportunity ID: 309874
Opportunity Number: HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CZ-1557
Opportunity Title: National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.648
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
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
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants are public or private organizations knowledgeable and experienced in the field of Indian tribal affairs and child welfare (Section 476(c)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act). Collaborative efforts and interdisciplinary approaches are acceptable. Applications from collaborations must identify a primary applicant responsible for administering the cooperative agreement. The terms "Indian," "Indian tribe," and "tribal organization" used in this announcement are defined under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act (25 U.S.C. 450b). Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. 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.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-CB
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – ACYF/CB
Posted Date: Oct 24, 2018
Last Updated Date: Oct 24, 2018
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Apr 03, 2019
Fiscal Year: 2019
Award Ceiling: $3,770,700
Award Floor: $3,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,770,700
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to establish by cooperative agreement a National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes (CBCT). The mission of the CBCT is to, in collaboration with other Children’s Bureau (CB) supported initiatives, improve child welfare systems, and help tribes and states achieve sustainable, systemic change that results in greater safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families. The CBCT serves as the focal point for coordinated and culturally competent training and technical assistance to title IV-B and title IV-E programs in American Indian and Alaska Native Nations. The CBCT is intended to: successfully engage tribes and states, to be the primary provider of universal, targeted, and intensive tribal training and technical assistance; facilitate peer-to-peer consultation between tribes and states regarding child welfare issues; enhance tribal access to and utilization of CBCT support; increase cultural competence and sensitivity to tribal voices in tribal and state child welfare systems; and reduce cultural barriers to adoption by supporting innovative specific projects that will assist tribal systems to implement an array of culturally responsive permanency options for Native children and youth. The CBCT should address the unique needs of CB-supported tribal grantees and support culturally-responsive tribal technical assistance projects by building the capacities of tribal agencies, courts, and organizations to support the successful administration of child welfare programs and increase the ability of tribes to provide effective child welfare services. The CBCT assists tribes identify and respond to their unique child welfare needs; improves tribal child welfare practices; and helps tribes achieve greater safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families. By promoting the development and delivery of an array of culturally-appropriate services for tribal child welfare professionals and tribal nations, including tools, training, coaching, products, and tailored consultation, the CBCT enhances the ability of these organizations to improve outcomes for children, youth and families. This will be a 60-month program.
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