Pathways to Prevention
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.
Request for Proposals (RFP) Prevention Innovation Grants
Project Year: January 1, 2024 -December 31st, 2024
Proposal Due: September 15th, 2023
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 Friday, September 15th and will be reviewed by an ad-hoc committee of PCACT members. Applicants will be notified on or before Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 regarding the funding of their proposals.
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
All proposals must be written in 12pt font Times New Roman and include pages numbers. The sections listed below are required.
General Information of Post-Award Steps and Reporting Requirements
All applicants must submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 pm (EST) on September 15th, 2023. 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!