Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2021 funds for community-based projects for the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) program. The ERE program provides funding for the costs of planning, developing, and implementing programs designed to improve the capability of tribal governing bodies to regulate environmental quality pursuant to federal and tribal environmental laws.
Social and Economic Development Strategies - Growing Organizations (GO)
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces that it will be soliciting applications for Social Economic Development Strategies for Growing Organizations (SEDS-GO). The goal of this program is to build capacity within Tribes, Native Non-Profits, and other entities which are eligible for ANA funding to strengthen their organizational capacity to compete for and sustain federal grants. The purpose of the Social Economic Development Strategies for Growing Organizations (SEDS-GO) is to provide financial assistance to Tribes and Native organizations that need to build internal capacity in order to better serve the communities where services are provided. The targeted challenges available to focus on within this funding opportunity are: Staff Development, Governance, Effective Grants Management, Strategic/Community Planning, Financial Management Systems, Use of Technology, Ability to Track and Manage Data, and Partnerships. The SEDS-GO is a funding opportunity that has the flexibility for up to a three-year project period with an award ceiling of $200,000 per budget period.
Family Connection Grants: Building the Evidence for Kinship Navigator Programs
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to solicit proposals for a 36-month project that will build evidence of effectiveness of Kinship Navigator (KN) programs, conduct and evaluate a KN program that effectively assists kinship caregivers in learning about, finding, and using programs and services to meet the needs of the children and youth they are raising and their own needs. A grantee will be selected based on readiness to implement a rigorous local evaluation designed to demonstrate significant findings on the effectiveness of the KN program on one of the select target outcomes of child safety, child permanency, child or adult well-being, access to services, referral to services, and/or satisfaction with services. Title IV-E KN programs must meet grant requirements in section 427(a)(1) of the Social Security Act (the Act) and must be operated in accordance with promising, supported, or well-supported practice standards, as determined by title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse. Children’s Bureau Program Instruction 18-11 provides guidance on the requirements for participating in the title IV-E KN Program. Additionally, the authorizing legislation specifies the following matching requirements: federal share of the total project cost will decline and non-federal share match levels will increase in the third year of the 3-year grant period, as required by section 427(d) of the Act. Grantees must provide at least 25 percent of the total approved cost of the project for the first 2 years of the project period and 50 percent of the total approved cost of the project in the third year of the project period. No more than 50 percent of the non-federal share may be in kind, as required by section 427(e) of the Act.
Street Outreach Program
The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families' Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the availability of funds under the Street Outreach Program. The purpose of the Street Outreach Program (SOP) is to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to or are at risk of being subjected to sexual abuse, prostitution, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of human trafficking in persons. These services, targeted in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices and providing them access to shelter as well as basic needs, including food, hygiene packages and information on a range of available services.