District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA)
09/23/19 2:00 PM Receipt
Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations, private organizations, public organizations, and faith-based organizations for community initiatives to create strong, resilient families. Funding is intended for place-based programs that address multiple areas of family life to improve well-being and stability.
Families First DC is a neighborhood-based, whole family approach for vulnerable families who live in DC. Families First DC is designed to disrupt the way services are delivered in ten neighborhoods where barriers to well-being, economic opportunity, and achievement are most acute. As part of the District’s evolution in how it interacts with its customers, Families First DC will be a neighborhood-based, neighborhood-driven approach aimed at reducing disparities and creating stronger, more resilient families through meaningful access to District services. Research from the child welfare field is increasingly showing that a community approach can enhance family functioning. By enhancing the safety net available to families within the communities where they live, the goal is to create an environment that enhances the parent’s ability to make good decisions for their families
Families First DC has the following goals:
Services will be focused on residents residing in the target areas, with an emphasis on families not yet involved with the child welfare system. However, services can be accessed by any resident across the District. Funds will support the cost of planning for and implementation of community-driven, place-based initiatives focusing on multiple aspects of an evidence-based model will be used to provide services to children and families. The Applicant will provide a plan that includes the number of families estimated to be served within each year of the grant period.
GrantWatch ID#: 186650
Multiple grants will be awarded.
Eligible organizations can be awarded up to $250,000 for up to 10 awards in the nine-month base planning period and $400,000 per year for up to four option years to implement place-based family support initiatives.
Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to have a community engagement and planning process started by January 1, 2020, and the program fully implemented by September 30, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The application must be submitted to:
Markeeta Barnes, Contract Specialist
Contracts and Procurement Administration
Government of the District of Columbia
Child and Family Services Agency
200 I St SE
Washington, DC 20003
USA: Washington, DC