State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Implementation Partnership Grants

The summary for the State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Implementation Partnership Grants 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 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.
State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Implementation Partnership Grants: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support the creation of effective practice model partnerships between state courts and/or Court Improvement Program, state public child welfare agency and a tribe, group of tribes, or tribal consortia, including both the tribal child welfare agency and tribal court for effective implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978 (Pub.L. 95-608).
Demonstration sites will be required to jointly develop protocols and practices to promote effective and timely:
- Identification of Indian children; - Notice to tribes;- Tribal participation as parties in hearings involving Indian children;- Tribal intervention in dependency cases;- Transfer of ICWA cases to tribal courts; and- Placement of Indian children according to tribal preferences.
Partnership models must be co-created by states and tribes, jointly implemented, and designed to generate and capture clear, measurable outcomes such as:
- Compliance with identification methods;- The number of Indian children identified;- Length of time from removal or petition filed until identification is made;- Number of notices sent;- Length of time from identification until notice sent (state measure)- Number of notices received (tribal measure)- Length of time for tribal intervention or participation; (tribal measure)- Number of cases in which a tribe intervenes; (joint measure)- Number of transfers; (joint measure); and- Number of Indian children placed according to tribal placement preferences (joint measure).
This is a 60-month project with five 12-month budget periods.
Federal Grant Title: State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Implementation Partnership Grants
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Children and Families
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2016-ACF-ACYF-CT-1123
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 320754
CFDA Descriptions: Child Welfare Research Training or Demonstration
Current Application Deadline: Jun 22, 2016 Electronically submitted application
Original Application Deadline: Jun 22, 2016 Electronically submitted application
Posted Date: Apr 6, 2016
Creation Date: Apr 6, 2016
Archive Date: Jul 22, 2016
Total Program Funding: $1,400,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Independent school districts
Special district governments
County governments
State governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Public or other nonprofit institutions of higher learning, as well as public or other nonprofit agencies and organizations engaged in research or child-welfare activities, are eligible to receive awards.
Institutions of higher education may receive awards provided they are not for-profit entities.
Collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts are acceptable, but applications should identify a primary applicant responsible for administering the grant. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Faith-based organizations are encouraged to review the ACF Policy on Grants to Faith-Based Organizations at: http: // 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.
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