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Court Appointed Special Advocates Training, Technical Assistance, and Subgrants Program

Grant to a USA Nonprofit for Training Programs
to Improve Child Welfare Services

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Deadline Date:

03/12/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grant to a USA or territories nonprofit organization for training programs to improve foster care outcomes. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended particularly for programs in areas with currently poor service systems and high rates of child abuse and neglect.

This program will expand the national membership and accreditation program for state and local CASAs and make available training and technical assistance to support existing and new state and local CASA programs across the nation and CASA services in communities where representation rates are low, the numbers of abused and neglected children are high, and service systems do not meet the needs of children and families. In addition, the program will provide training and technical assistance in volunteer advocate recruitment and retention, volunteer advocate training, data collection and reporting, sustainability, and program standards.

The goals of the CASA Training, Technical Assistance, and Subgrants Program are to improve outcomes for children in the foster care system and to provide effective advocacy for abused and neglected children.

Objectives

  • Increase the number of children receiving services under CASA programs.
  • Increase recruitment of volunteer advocates under CASA programs.
  • Increase the number of children who exit the program to reunification, adoption, or legal guardianship.
  • Increase the number of volunteer advocates trained in the CASA program curriculum and standards.

For further details on deliverables and standards, see https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/fy2021/O-OJJDP-2021-48006#page=6.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194023

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$11,000,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

$11,000,000

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/21 12:00 AM
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 12

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to (1) national organizations that have broad membership among court appointed special advocate programs (defined by OJJDP as having a network of volunteers representing the interests of abused and neglected children operating in a minimum of 40 of the nation’s 56 states and territories) and have demonstrated experience in grant administration of court appointed special advocate programs and in providing training and technical assistance to court appointed special advocate programs and (2) local public or not-for-profit agencies that have demonstrated a willingness to initiate, sustain, and expand a court appointed special advocate program.

Pre-Application Information:

The SF-424 and the SF-LLL will be submitted in Grants.gov by 11:59 pm on March 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

The full application will be submitted in JustGrants on March 26, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted to DOJ in a new two-step process:
- Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov. To register in Grants.gov, applicants will need to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal.
- Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.

To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330599

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

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

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF- LLL in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage, or email at support@grants.gov. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov or at 833-872-5175. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Response Center by telephone at 800–851–3420 or TTY: 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only) or by email at grants@ncjrs.gov.

CFDA Number:

16.756

Funding or Pin Number:

O-OJJDP-2021-48006

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