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Grant to a USA Organization to Improve Judicial
Response to Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Abuse Training for Judicial and Court Personnel

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:

03/01/21 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grant to a USA organization to improve the justice system's response to child neglect and abuse. Applicants are advised to create or verify the required registrations well in advance of the deadline date. Funding is intended for the planning and implementation of a training and technical assistance program to improve the judicial system's handling of child abuse, neglect, and related cases.

The goal of this program is to improve the judicial system’s handling of child abuse, neglect, and related cases, with specific emphasis on the role of the courts in addressing reasonable efforts that can safely avoid unnecessary and unnecessarily prolonged foster care placement.

Objectives

  • Develop a model approach/procedures for coordinating information and services for families involved in court-related child abuse and neglect cases.
  • Develop training and technical assistance that supports this model approach to coordinated case management by the courts.
  • Implement evidence-based practices to improve the courts’ handling of child abuse, neglect, and related cases.
  • Develop and guide administrative improvements in juvenile and family courts.
  • Develop and deliver training and technical assistance to judicial personnel and attorneys in juvenile and family courts, including specialized training on handling families impacted by opioids.
  • Develop and disseminate best practices, innovations, and lessons learned from this model project at the national level.

OJJDP expects that the successful applicant will implement this training and technical assistance model in several demonstration sites across the country. The model should support implementation of best practices, enhanced collaboration, and general improved outcomes in participating jurisdictions. Applicants should also plan to disseminate best practices, innovations, and lessons learned from this project at the national level.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155069

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$3,200,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,200,000

Term of Contract:

The award will cover a 12-month project period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2021.

For this solicitation, OJJDP may provide additional funding in FYs 2022 and 2023. With the supplemental funding, the project period may be extended for two additional 12-month increments for an overall project period of 36 months. OJP will consider, among other factors, OJP’s strategic priorities, a recipient’s overall management of the award, and progress of award-funded work, when making continuation award decisions.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to organizations that have broad membership among juvenile and family court judges and have demonstrated experience in providing training and technical assistance to judges, attorneys, child welfare personnel, and lay child advocates.

Nonprofit organizations that hold money in offshore accounts for the purpose of avoiding paying the tax described in 26 U.S.C. § 511(a) are not eligible to apply.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

OJJDP will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).

Pre-Application Information:

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 Numeric System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal. The SF-424 and the SF-LLL will be submitted in Grants.gov by March 1, 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.

Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants. The full application will be submitted in JustGrants on March 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

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=330169

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 or 606–545–5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage, or by email at support@grants.gov.

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 833–872–5175.

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:

16.757

Funding or Pin Number:

O-OJJDP-2021-37001-PROD

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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