Program Description

Since FY 2009, ACF has published an annual Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for title IV-E Plan Development Grants. The purpose of the FOA is to make one-time grants to tribes, tribal organizations, or tribal consortia that are seeking to develop, and within 24-months of grant receipt, submit to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a plan to implement a title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance and, at tribal option, guardianship assistance program. Tribes may use grant funds for purposes such as developing code and policies to meet IV-E requirements; developing a cost allocation methodology; developing capacity to collect and report data; developing or strengthening case planning and case review systems; and training agency staff and stakeholders. Grantees may apply for up to $300,000.

Over the past 6 years, 27 tribes have received a Title IV-E Plan Development Grant from ACF

We are able to fund approximately five additional grants each year.

General Program Requirements

Eligibility is limited to federally approved Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal consortia.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Grants.gov Program Search Page

Program Contact Information

Joseph Bock
Deputy Associate Commissioner
HHS-ACF-ACYF-CB
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
202-205-8618

Additional Information

Length of ProgramThe purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to solicit proposals for one-time grants to federally approved tribes, tribal organizations, or tribal consortia that are seeking to develop and, within 24 months of grant receipt, submit to the Department of Health and Human Services a plan to implement a title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance, and, at tribal option, guardianship assistance program. program is not time limited, but will participate in periodic Title IV-E reviews
Tribes Funded by this Program5 Tribes this year
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)Click here to enter text.
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally approved Indian Tribes, Indian Tribal Organizations, or Indian Tribal Consortia
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityMust be federally approved
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Type of Assistance ProvidedFinancial
Recurring Base Funding for TribesN/A
Funding TypeStanding Announcement (Annual)
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.658
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo—this is a one-time grant

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