Supporting Interstate Placement through Electronic Systems

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Opportunity ID: 309893
Opportunity Number: HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CW-1560
Opportunity Title: Supporting Interstate Placement through Electronic Systems
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.556
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility: 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: Mar 04, 2019
Fiscal Year: 2019
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $200,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will provide grants to states for the development and refinement of an electronic case-processing system to expedite interstate placements of children in foster, guardianship, or adoptive homes in conjunction with the National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise (NEICE) project. The NEICE project allows state-to-state transfer of data on children who need placements across state lines as part of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). Through the NEICE, states have experienced shorter ICPC case processing times and lower copying and mailing expenses; improved communication about and tracking of cases within and between states: improved data integrity and accuracy: and improved ability to comply with ICPC requirements. Under this FOA, states may apply for funds to develop an electronic exchange through the NEICE, make refinements to the system they have already established through the NEICE, and/or provide for the on-going operating fees associated with the NEICE. This project is for one 36-month project period.
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