ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988, Section 104, Public Law 100-505, as amended, Public Law 108-36, 42 U.S.C. 670.
To develop, implement and operate projects that demonstrate how to: (1) Prevent the abandonment of infants and young children exposed to HIV/AIDS and drugs, including the provision of services to family members for any conditions that increased the probability of abandonment of an infant or young child; (2) identify and address the needs of abandoned infants, especially those born with AIDS and those exposed to drugs; (3) assist these children to reside with their natural families, if possible, or in foster care; (4) recruit, train and retain foster parents for these children; (5) carry out residential care programs for abandoned children and children with AIDS who are unable to reside with their families; (6) establish programs of respite care for families and foster families; (7) recruit and train health and social services personnel to work with families, foster families and residential care staff; and (8) prevent the abandonment of infants and young children by providing needed resources through model programs. This program also funds technical assistance, including training, with respect to the planning, development and operation of the projects.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants (Discretionary).
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds may be used to accomplish any of the stated program objectives.
State or local governments; federally- recognized Indian Tribal governments; U.S. Territories and possessions; and nonprofit organizations and universities.
Infants and children impacted by HIV/AIDS and or substance abuse, their parents, families, and other caretakers.
Requirements will be specified in pertinent Federal Register Announcements.
Application and Award Process
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application procedure can be obtained at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/index.html or by contacting Headquarters Office, listed below, for application information.
Review is conducted by at least three non-federal professionals. Final funding decision will be made by Commissioner, ACYF.
Application deadlines can be obtained via www at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/index.html
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 60 to 180 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Grantees are required to show in the cost of the project a minimum cost sharing of 10 percent of the total project cost.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants will be made for a period up to 48 months.
Post Assistance Requirements
Financial reports are required semi-annually; program progress reports are required semi-annually; a final report and an expenditure report are required no later than 90 days after the completion of the project.
Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 74 and 92.
Records must be maintained for 3 years.
(Grants and Contracts) FY 07 $11,835,000; FY 08 $11,628,000; and FY 09 est $11,628,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range of award amounts is from $218,996 to $475,000; The average award is $475,000.
In fiscal year 2007 there were 31 grant awards. In FY 2008 there will be 23 grants awarded. In FY 2009 there will be approximately 23 grants awarded.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact Headquarters Office listed below for available literature.
Regional or Local Office
Children's Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20024. Contact: Patricia Campiglia; Telephone: (202) 205-8060.
Web Site Address
Examples of Funded Projects
Demonstration projects designed to prevent the abandonment of drug-affected and HIV positive infants and young children; to maintain family stability and to reunify and strengthen families impacted by substance abuse and HIV/AIDS; service demonstration projects designed to provide comprehensive, coordinated and community-based social support services to clients in a location accessible to the target population; to provide support for family caregivers, and provide therapeutic services in a recreational setting for HIV-infected or affected children and young people.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Contact Headquarters Office for specific criteria.