Special Improvement Project (SIP) -- Projects to Address the Economic Downturn on IV-D Operations

The summary for the Special Improvement Project (SIP) -- Projects to Address the Economic Downturn on IV-D Operations 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, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Special Improvement Project (SIP) -- Projects to Address the Economic Downturn on IV-D Operations: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), invites eligible applicants to submit competitive grant applications for Special Improvement Projects (SIP) to develop creative strategies and processes to operate programs more effectively and efficiently in order to address their immediate needs during theeconomic downturn and advance longer-term structural changes. Many State/Tribal and/or local IV-D agencies are operating with substantial reductions in staff and funding resources due to continuing budget cutbacks.Creative strategies and processes could include, but are not limited to: Establishing or enhancing partnerships and/or interfaces/data exchanges with agencies such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Child Welfare, Unemployment Insurance, Courts, State/Tribal IV-D agency linkages, Department of Corrections, Unemployment Insurance, with the goal of improving case management and increasing case processing speed and flexibility. Using partnerships and collaborations with organizations that develop online legal information, automated forms, and other systems to improve the process and experience for those who represent themselves (pro se). Streamlining processes (e.g. the review and adjustment process) so that child support agencies can respond more quickly to the changing circumstances of both parents. Using automation tools to enhance program efficiency to improve service delivery and outcomes forchild support enforcementparents, especially to offset staff reductions. Given that the purpose of these projects is to improve child support enforcement outcomes for families, it is critical that applicants who are not Title IV-D of the Social Security Act (IV-D) agencies have the cooperation of IV-D agencies to operate these projects. All applications developed jointly by more than one agency/organization must identify a single lead organization as the official applicant. The lead organization will be the recipient of the grant award. Participating agencies and organizations can be included as co-participants or subcontractors with their written authorization.
Federal Grant Title: Special Improvement Project (SIP) -- Projects to Address the Economic Downturn on IV-D Operations
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Children and Families
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2011-ACF-OCSE-FI-0151
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.601
CFDA Descriptions: Child Support Enforcement Demonstrations and Special Projects
Current Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2011
Posted Date: Apr 28, 2011
Creation Date: Apr 28, 2011
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $300,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized 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 - For profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses - Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
Faith-based and community organizations that meet eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Individuals and foreign entities are not eligible for awards made under this announcement.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
ACF Applications Help Deskapp_support@acf.hhs.gov
ACF Applications Help Desk [app_support@acf.hhs.gov]
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