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Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse

Grants to Address Needs of Children
Affected by Drug Abuse
U.S. Entities

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) - Children's Bureau (CB)

Deadline Date:

08/13/18 11:59 PM ET for electronic application submission; 4:30 PM ET for receipt of paper applications from applicants exempt from online submission.


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Grants are available for qualified regional partnerships nationwide to administer programs that support the needs of children affected by a parent or caretaker's substance abuse. Grantees will provide activities and services that enhance the safety and well being of children who are at risk of being placed in, or are currently in, out-of-home placement due to the substance abuse. Programs will build upon the infrastructure that the partners already have in place to increase the region's capacity to address a broad range of needs for families being treated for substance abuse and involved in the child welfare system. Grants may choose to focus their efforts on a particular point along the continuum of care or test a broad-based approach to substance abuse treatment and child welfare services collaboration. Grants are expected to test targeted approaches designed to increase the well-being, improve permanency outcomes, and enhance the safety of children and families affected by substance abuse.

Regional Partnerships are expected to demonstrate experience and success in the following areas:
(1) Routine consultation and interaction with other agencies;
(2) Joint accountability and shared outcomes amongst agencies;
(3) Cross training and staff development; and
(4) Processes for communication and information sharing.

Regional Partnerships should build upon and strengthen their existing collaborative practices and fund services or practices that have a demonstrated evidence base, that are appropriate for the population of focus, and that are shown to be effective in achieving the outcomes of the proposed project. An evidence-based practice, or EBP, refers to approaches that are validated by some form of documented research evidence.

Grantees must demonstrate a track record of successful collaboration amongst family serving agencies, inclusive, but not limited to, child welfare, substance abuse treatment and mental health agencies, and courts. Regional Partnerships that have not already begun working across agencies to meet the needs of children and families will not be considered for funding under this program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128909

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$500,000 - $1,000,000/budget period

Term of Contract:

60-month project with five 12-month budget periods


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded 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
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications must identify a primary applicant responsible for administering the grant. The primary applicant MUST be one of the regional partnership organizations listed here. Applications must represent regional partnerships formed by a collaborative agreement. As required by the legislation, regional partnership means a collaborative agreement (which may be established on an interstate or intrastate basis) entered into by at least two of the following parties:
The State child welfare agency that is responsible for the administration of the State plan under Title IV-B or Title IV-E of the Social Security Act (must be included in partnership);
The State agency responsible for administering the substance abuse prevention and treatment block grant provided under subpart II of part B of Title XIX of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. §300x-21 et seq.];
An Indian Tribe or Tribal consortium (Federally recognized);
Non-profit or for-profit child welfare service providers;
Community health service providers;
Community mental health providers;
Local law enforcement agencies;
Judges and court personnel;
Juvenile justice officials;
School personnel;
Tribal child welfare agencies or a consortia of such agencies; or
Any other providers, agencies, personnel, officials, or entities that are related to the provision of child and family services

If an Indian tribe or tribal consortium enters into a regional partnership, the Indian tribe or tribal consortium may not enter into a collaborative agreement only with tribal child welfare agencies or a consortium of such agencies. Additionally, a regional partnership cannot consist solely of the State child welfare agency that is responsible for the administration of the State plan.

Pre-Application Information:

A DUNS Number and current registration at the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) are required. Applicants are strongly encouraged to register at the CCR well in advance of the application due date. Each applicant must designate an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR). An AOR is named by the applicant, and is authorized to act for the applicant, to assume the obligations imposed by the Federal laws, regulations, requirements, and conditions that apply to the grant application or awards.

Contact Information:

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

Program Office Contact
Elaine Stedt
Administration for Children and Families
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Children's Bureau
1250 Maryland Avenue, SW
Eighth Floor
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 205-7941
Fax: (202) 260-9345
Office of Grants Management Contact
Daphne Weeden
CB Operations Center
c/o Lux Consulting Group
8405 Colesville Road, Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (866) 796-1591
Email: Contact Center:
Hours of Operation: 24 hrs/7 days/week. The Contact Center is closed on Federal holidays.
Applicants should retain Contact Center service ticket number(s) for future reference.

Federal Relay Service: Hearing-impaired and speech-impaired callers may contact the Federal Relay Service for assistance at 1-800-877-8339 (TTY - Text Telephone or ASCII - American Standard Code For Information Interchange).

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