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New funding opportunity for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention

Prevent Child Abuse CT, a program of the Connecticut Children’s Alliance, is issuing a request for proposals intended to support diverse community organizations and/or groups that support work leading to child maltreatment prevention.

Why

Child abuse and neglect are serious public health problems that can have long- term impacts on health and wellbeing. At Prevent Child Abuse CT, our vision is a world where no child is ever abused or neglected. Child abuse and neglect are preventable, and everyone benefits when children and their families have safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. Developing practical pathways to support those relationships and environments is a critical piece of a robust prevention strategy

What

Prevent Child Abuse Connecticut (PCACT) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for grants to support child maltreatment prevention innovation in Connecticut. These grants are intended to support community-based projects underway, pilot projects, and creative strategies contributing to the prevention of child abuse and neglect for children from birth to age 18

Who

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations within Connecticut. Unincorporated organizations or coalitions must identify a 501(c)(3) organization that has agreed to function as its fiscal agent. Applicants must demonstrate a history of working on child abuse and neglect prevention

Request for Proposals (RFP) Prevention Innovation Grants

Project Year: October 1st, 2021-September 30th, 2022

Proposal Due: July 26th, 2021

Grant Amount: $25,000

Number of Awards: 4

Prevent Child Abuse Connecticut (PCACT) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for a second round of grants to support child maltreatment prevention innovation in Connecticut. These grants are intended to support projects underway, pilot projects, and creative strategies contributing to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. If the funding will be used to support an initiative already under way, you must provide a clear description of how the money will be used for a specific aspect of the project. Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Have a research or evaluation component embedded in the project
  • Focus on an innovative strategy that can be replicated throughout the state
  • Involve collaboration with one or more partners
  • Reflect the lived experience of children and families, including addressing health disparities

Some example topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Initiatives to address the impacts of COVID-19 on healthy childhoods
  • Prevention strategies that support caregiver networks (parents, grandparents, babysitters, etc.)
  • Parent leadership development
  • Childhood mental health and suicide prevention
  • Child maltreatment screening tools
  • Community violence

Four grants will be awarded in the amount of $25,000 each. Funds must be spent within one calendar year from the date of the initial award. Proposals are due by 11:59 pm (EST) on Monday, July 26th and will be reviewed by an ad-hoc committee of PCACT members. Applicants will be notified on or before Thursday, September 30th regarding the funding of their proposals.

Eligibility

Applications must be 501(c)(3) organizations within Connecticut. Unincorporated organizations or coalitions must identify a 501(c)(3) organization that has agreed to function as its fiscal agent. Applicants must demonstrate a history of  working on child abuse and neglect prevention 

Proposal

All proposals must be written in 12pt font Times New Roman and include pages numbers. The sections listed below are required.

Applicant Questions

Applicants may submit questions to pcact@ctchildrensalliance.org by June 29th at 11:59 pm (EST). All answered questions will be posted by July 5th on the CT Children’s Alliance website (https://ctchildrensalliance.org).

General Information of Post-Award Steps and Reporting Requirements

The awarded agencies will receive information about the grantee guidelines and all the mandatory documents and forms, including but not limited to, grant reporting deadlines and requirements immediately following the award announcement. Awarded applicants will be expected to submit a mid-year and end of year report.

Submission

All applicants must submit proposals to pcact@ctchildrensalliance.org by 11:59 pm (EST) on July 26th, 2021. Applicants must attach a pdf and word document version and put Prevention Innovation Proposal in the subject line.

Optional comments and feedback:

In the interests of making future rounds of grant making as accessible as possible, we welcome your feedback. We are especially interested in the number of hours and the level of administrative burden required to prepare a submission, and any suggestions for improvements. Thank you!

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