Quality Improvement Center on the Comprehensive Development of Quality Foster Family Homes


Opportunity ID: 309897
Opportunity Number: HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CW-1562
Opportunity Title: Quality Improvement Center on the Comprehensive Development of Quality Foster Family Homes
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): 93.556
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The legislation limits eligibility to states, tribes and tribal consortia. As such, applicants will be expected to propose strong partnerships with national organizations or institutions of higher education to engage quality technical assistance and evaluation resources. 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 25, 2018
Last Updated Date: Oct 25, 2018
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Apr 08, 2019
Fiscal Year: 2019
Award Ceiling: $8,000,000
Award Floor: $7,500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $8,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to award a 5-year cooperative agreement to establish one Quality Improvement Center (QIC) that would develop and implement four to six research projects in state or tribal child welfare systems to develop, support and retain foster family homes. The QIC will conduct a rigorous evaluation of these Local Implementation Sites (LIS) and develop products that will inform the field regarding the programmatic and outcome data collected and analyzed in the course of the grant. The LIS will implement strategies that both address recruitment and development of new foster families and support and retention of existing foster families. High-quality foster homes will be able to: 1) increase the capacity to place more children in family settings rather than non-family settings; 2) actively work with the biological families of the children and youth they care for; 3) help ensure successful reunifications (or other permanency plans as appropriate); and 4) support the social, educational, economic, behavioral, cognitive, and relational functionality of children and youth in foster care. Candidates for the LIS must also be states, tribes or tribal consortia.
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