Abandoned Infants

To develop, implement and operate projects to demonstrate methods to: (1) prevent the abandonment of infants and young children, including the provision of services to members of the family for any condition that increases the probability of abandonment of an infant or young child; (2) identify and

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address the needs of abandoned infants and young children; (3) assist abandoned infants and young children to reside with their natural families or in foster care, as appropriate; (4) recruit, train and retain foster families for abandoned infants and young children; (5) carry out residential care programs for abandoned infants and young children, who are unable to reside with their natural families or to be placed in foster care; (6) carry out programs of respite care for families and foster families of infants and young children described in subsection (b); (7) recruit and train health and social services personnel to work with families, foster care families and residential care programs for abandoned infants and young children; and (8) prevent the abandonment of infants and young children, and to care for the infants and young children who have been abandoned, through model programs providing health, educational, and social services at a single site in a geographic area in which a significant number of infants and young children described in subsection (b) reside (with special consideration given to applications from entities that will provide the services of the project through community-based organizations).

This program also funds technical assistance, including training, with respect to the planning, development and operation of the projects described in Section 101.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Thomas Jefferson University $ 411,404   2016-07-012018-03-31
Boston Medical Center Corporation $ 1,822,535   2012-09-302017-09-29
Judiciary Courts Of The State Of Colorado $ 1,880,582   2012-09-302017-09-29
Light Health And Wellness Comprehensive Services, Inc. $ 1,895,498   2012-09-302017-09-29
Nemours Foundation, The $ 1,744,250   2012-12-062017-07-31
Denver Indian Family Resource Center $ 1,384,519   2013-09-302017-03-31
Heartland Family Service $ 1,389,374   2013-09-302017-03-30
Whitman-walker Clinic, Inc. $ 899,322   2015-09-302016-09-29
Regents Of The University Of California, The $ 2,119,756   2014-09-302016-09-29
Helen Ross Mcnabb Center, Inc. (the) $ 1,259,593   2014-03-062016-09-29

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No grants were awarded. Fiscal Year 2017: It is anticipated that no grants will be awarded. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to accomplish any of the stated program objectives.

Project funds may not be used for construction.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State or local governments; federally- recognized Indian tribal governments; U.S.

territories and possessions; and nonprofit organizations and universities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Infants and young children impacted by HIV/AIDS and or substance abuse, their parents, families, and other caretakers.


Requirements will be specified in pertinent Federal Register Announcements. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

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 Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application procedure can be obtained at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/index.html or by contacting Headquarters Office, listed below, for application information.

Award Procedures

Applications for funding are reviewed and scored by at least three non-federal subject matter experts. Final funding decision will be made by Commissioner, ACYF.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988, Section 101, Public Law 100-505, as amended.; Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988, Section 101 of Public Law 111-320, the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010., Section 101, 42 U.S.C 670.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Three to six months.


Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations at 45 CFR Part 16.


Multi-year projects are funded on an annual basis through submission of a non-competing continuation application. Continuation of funding is subject to availability of funds, submission of program and financial reports, and grantee performance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula for matching. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants will be made for a period up to 48 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant awards are managed by a payment management system that manages grant payment requests, drawdowns, and disbursements.

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees are required to submit semi-annual program reports.

Final reports are due 90 days after completion of the grant.

Grantees are required to submit semi-annual financial reports.

Final financial reports are due 90 days after the completion of the grant.

Financial reporting is conducted via the SF-425.

Progress reports are included in program reports.

Expenditures are reported as part of the financial report conducted via the SF 425.

Grantees report on performance in semi annual program reports.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


Records must be maintained for 3 years.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - No funding has been provided for this program after FY 2015.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

In FY 2016 there were no awards.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Contact Headquarters Office listed below for available literature.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Jan Rothstein 330 C Street, S.W., Room 3519C, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: jan.rothstein@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 401-5073 Fax: (202) 401-5073

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Contact Headquarters Office for specific criteria.

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