Tribal Court Improvement Program

The summary for the Tribal Court Improvement Program 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 ACYF CB, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Tribal Court Improvement Program: The Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau announces the availability of awards to provide tribes and tribal consortia the opportunity to compete for grants to enable tribal courts to design and implement projects and/or activities to assess, expand, or enhance the effectiveness of tribal courts and/or legal representation in cases related to child welfare, family preservation, family reunification, guardianship, and adoption. In doing this work, grantees are required to engage in and demonstrate "meaningful, ongoing collaboration" with the tribal social service agencies. The funding is intended for tribal courts to: (1) Conduct assessments of how courts handle child welfare proceedings; (2) Implement changes to address the results of court assessments; (3) Ensure that the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of children are met in a timely and complete manner; and (4) Continuously improve the quality of court hearings and legal representation, including engagement of parties.
Federal Grant Title: Tribal Court Improvement Program
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Children and Families ACYF CB (HHS-ACF-CB)
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2023-ACF-ACYF-CS-0053
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.586
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 15th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: June 15th, 2023
Posted Date: March 17th, 2023
Creation Date: March 17th, 2023
Archive Date: July 15th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $943,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 7
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: March 17th, 2023
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Additional Information on Eligibility
According to section 438(c)(3)(A)(iv) of the Social Security Act (Act) (42 U.S.C. § 629h(c)(3)(A)(iv)), grants are to be awarded on a competitive basis among the highest courts of Indian tribes or tribal consortia that: (1) are operating an approved title IV-E program in accordance with section 479B of the Act (42 U.S.C. § 679c); (2) plan to operate a title IV-E program and have received a Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grant, as authorized by section 476 of the Act (42 U.S.C. § 676); or (3) have a court responsible for proceedings related to foster care or adoption. Tribal governments that were awarded TCIP grants in FY 2018 are eligible to compete for funding under this announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and funding under this funding opportunity.
Grant Announcement Contact
Scott Trowbridge
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