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

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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.

Tribal Court Improvement Project (TCIP) funds may be used to:
(1) Conduct assessments of how tribal courts (including courts for tribal consortia) handle child welfare proceedings; (2) Implement changes to address the results of court assessments; (3) Ensure that the safety, permanence, 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, through training and efforts to increase substantive and procedural justice.

Related Programs

State Court Improvement Program

Department of Health and Human Services


Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CB

Estimated Funding: $934,000


Who's Eligible



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2018-ACF-ACYF-CS-1348

Additional Information of 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 2015 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 from funding under this announcement.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2018-ACF-ACYF-CS-1348

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Agency Email Description:
ACF Applications Help Desk

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Date Posted:
2018-02-06

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2018-05-09


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