Child Welfare Services Training Grants
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Social Security Act, Section 426 (a)(1)(c), 42 U.S.C. 626 (a)(1)(c), as amended, including section 429,42 U.S.C. 628a.
To provide professional education opportunities to prospective and current child welfare agency staff and to develop competency-based training curricula and special projects for training child welfare personnel in specific areas.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grants are made to accredited public or other nonprofit institutions of higher learning for specific projects for training prospective and current personnel for work in the field of child welfare, including trainee-ships with stipends.
Accredited institutions of higher learning.
Awards are made to institutions of higher learning.
Grants to educational institutions are made only to accredited institutions. Costs are determined in accordance with Parts 74 and 92 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Application and Award Process
Institutions applying for training grants are advised to consult with Headquarters Office concerning their proposals. Standard application forms, as furnished by DHHS must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Applications made in the format provided by and at the time specified in the annual Federal Register announcements of the availability of funds.
Grants are awarded after review by a panel of mostly nonfederal persons, with final decision by the Commissioner, ACYF in the Headquarters office.
Deadline dates are announced in the annual program announcement.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR, 16.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements; however, administratively-required matching, when required, is described in the program announcement.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Duration is specified in announcement.
Post Assistance Requirements
Biannual progress and fiscal reports are required.
Audits are required in accordance with the requirement in 45 CFR 74 and 92.
Financial and other records of the grant are to be kept 3 years after the termination of the grant or until audited, whichever comes first.
(Grants and Contracts) FY 07 $7,335,000; FY 08 $7,207,000; and FY 09 est $7,207,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$75,000 to $1,175,000; $175,961.
In fiscal year 2007, 40 grants were awarded; FY 08, 12 grants will be awarded; est 12 grants will be awarded in FY 09.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
No regulations codified in 45 CFR 1300.
Regional or Local Office
Contact the Regional Administrator, ACYF.
Donna T. Hornsby, MSW, Child Welfare Training Specialist, Children's Bureau, Administration On Children, Youth and Families, 1250 Maryland Avenue S.W., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 205-8405.
Web Site Address
93.645, Child Welfare Services-State Grants
Examples of Funded Projects
Interdisciplinary training projects; projects to support professional education for child welfare practices; innovative training for exemplary practice; and cross program training.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
An assessment is made of: (1) The degree to which the proposal shows promise of meeting specific objectives defined in the annual program announcement; (2) reasonableness of cost; and (3) qualifications of the institution applying and staff, and (4) quality of the methodology.