Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC)

The summary for the Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Administration for Children and Families OCSE, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC): The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) invites eligible applicants to submit competitive grant applications to develop and implement programs that offer an alternative to contempt by incorporating procedural justice principles into child support business practices as part of a national demonstration framework. The national demonstration, titled Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC), will consist of the following core components: 1) initial screening; 2) outreach/engagement; 3) case conferencing, assessment, and action planning; 4) enhanced investigation; 5) enhanced child support services; 6) other support services; and 7) case management. Each of these components will incorporate procedural justice principles into their design.
The grant project period will be five years. The first year will be a planning year devoted to start-up and development of the program design and pilot testing. Enrollment into the project will last for a three year period, and the final year will focus on evaluation and close-out of the project, as well as continued services to those already enrolled, and sustainability work.
Section 1115 grant funds awarded to each project will be treated as state or tribal expenditures under Title IV-D that, for purposes of the demonstration project, will be reimbursed by the regular Title IV-D federal financial participation (FFP) match. The total approved cost of the project is the sum of the ACF grant award under Section 1115 and regular FFP. Grantees do not need to provide matching funds. Estimated award ceilings for the five-year project period are as follows: FY 2016 - $200,000; FY 2017 - $225,000; FY 2018, 2019, and 2020 - $118,738.The expected funding for the five-year project period totals $781,214 in Section 1115 funds, plus FFP.
Grantees will not conduct their own evaluations, but must support and fully participate in an OCSE-funded cross-site evaluation. Random assignment of potential participants into treatment and control groups will be required. The evaluation of these grants will be funded through an OCSE cooperative agreement under a companion FOA for evaluation of and technical assistance to these projects. Applicants for this grant may also submit an application under the companion funding opportunity announcement, but it is not a requirement for application or selection under this announcement. A successful applicant under this FOA may also be selected as a successful applicant under the companion funding opportunity announcement but one award is not dependent on the other. The recipient under the evaluation FOA will not conduct evaluation activities but will be required to select a third-party organization to conduct the evaluation.
Federal Grant Title: Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC)
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Children and Families OCSE
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2016-ACF-OCSE-FD-1172
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 321600
CFDA Descriptions: Child Support Enforcement Research
Current Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2016 Electronically submitted applications
Original Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2016 Electronically submitted applications
Posted Date: Apr 26, 2016
Creation Date: Apr 26, 2016
Archive Date: Aug 7, 2016
Total Program Funding: $1,600,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $117,647
Expected Number of Awards: 9
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
State governments
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
State agencies (including the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands) and Tribal Title IV-D or the umbrella agency of the IV-D program are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2016-ACF-OCSE-FD-1172
Grant Announcement Contact
ACF Applications Help Desk app_support@acf.hhs.gov
ACF Applications Help Desk

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