Grants for Coordination of Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Child Welfare Services to Tribal Families at Risk of Child Abuse or Neglect

The purpose of these grants, as prescribed by the statute (section 403(a)(2) of the Social Security Act, as amended), is "to fund demonstration projects designed to test the effectiveness of tribal governments or tribal consortia in coordinating the provision to tribal families at risk of child abuse


and neglect of child welfare services and services under tribal programs funded under this part." These grants offer opportunities for Indian tribes and tribal consortia that administer Tribal TANF programs to develop more effective and efficient strategies to meet the unique needs of at-risk tribal service populations.

These grants must be used for one or more of the following statutorily-prescribed uses:
1. To improve case management for families eligible for assistance from a Tribal TANF program; 2. For supportive services and assistance to tribal children in out-of-home placements and the tribal families caring for such children, including families who adopt such children; 3. For prevention services and assistance to tribal families at risk of child abuse and neglect.

ACF is interested in programs with strong collaborations between Child Welfare and Tribal TANF departments working together to meet the needs of their clients with a strong focus on prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Grantees must be able to evaluate their progress in meeting stated goals.
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-Indian tribes and Alaska Native regional non-profits that administer a Tribal TANF program on the date of publication of the funding opportunity announcement; and -Consortia of two or more Indian tribes--the consortium administers a Tribal TANF program on behalf and at the direction of these tribes on the date of publication of the funding opportunity announcement.

For this funding opportunity announcement, "Indian tribe" has the same meaning given to this term in section 419(4) of title IV-A of the Social Security Act.

Under this definition, "Indian tribe" includes the federally recognized tribes defined at 25 U.S.C § 450b, except that, with respect to Alaska, it includes only those tribal organizations listed in section 419(4)(B) of the Social Security Act.

Based on section 403(a)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.

§ 603(a)(2)), there is a preference for entities that were awarded funds under funding opportunity announcement HHS-2011-ACF-OFA-FN-0197 and that have demonstrated the ability to successfully carry out the programs under that section.

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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