The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHA) and Administration for Children and Families – ACYF/CB has announce the Family Connection Grants: Building the Evidence for Kinship Navigator Programs to conduct and evaluate a KN program that effectively assists kinship caregivers in learning about, finding, and using programs and services to meet the needs of the children and youth they are raising and their own needs.
- Kinship Navigation,
- Family Group Decision-Making,
- Residential Family Treatment.
- Target Population
- Collaborative Planning Phase
- Evaluation Phase (Process Evaluation and Impact Evaluation)
- KN Program Elements
- Estimated Total Funding: $600,000
- Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2021
- Length of Project Period: 36-month project period with three 12- month budget periods
- Per section 427(a) of the Social Security Act eligible applicants are state, local, or tribal child welfare agencies, private nonprofit organizations that have experience in working with foster children or children in kinship care arrangements and institutions of higher education (as defined under section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. § 1001)), for the purpose of helping children who are in, or at risk of entering, foster care reconnect with family members through the implementation of a KN program.
- If the applicant is a private organization, it shall provide documentation of support from the relevant local or state child welfare agency and a description of how the organization plans to coordinate its services and activities with those offered by the relevant local or state child welfare agency.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328962