Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Representing the 9th District of Ohio

Kaptur announces another round of federal opioid grants available to help children and families

June 4, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), a senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee, announced several grants made available through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 “As these grant opportunities become available it is important that leaders in our community put forward their best effort to bring these much-needed resources to Ohio,” said Kaptur. “We worked to make sure Ohio gets a priority share of federal funds to combat the opioid crisis, and I remain as dedicated as ever to ensure our people and our communities get a helping hand – from law enforcement to social services to treatment.”

The opioid crisis has not spared any community, income level, race, or age in this country. Growing numbers of children are in foster care, placed with an adoptive family, or in kinship families because a parent is either dependent on an opioid or has died of an overdose. The four grants below administered through ACF build the capacity for prevention and community-based solutions to opioid use disorder.

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act – The Children’s Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families, provides grants to states to develop a Child and Family Services Plan and requires states to submit an Annual Progress and Services Report updating goals and objectives after assessing the performance factors monitored by the Children’s Bureau. The purpose of the Child and Family Services Plan is to integrate programs that serve children and families. Funding is available for state agencies and territories and allotments will depend on state population. Deadline for applications is June 30, 2018.

Kinship Navigator Programs – The Children’s Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families, is providing a new grant to states, tribal and territorial agencies administering or supervising the administration of Title IV-E of the Social Security Act for the purpose of developing, enhancing, or evaluating kinship navigator programs. The minimum award for states and territorial title IV-E agencies is $200,000 and the minimum award for tribal title IV-E agencies is $25,000. Deadline for applications is July 20, 2018.

Best Practices for the Use of Text and Chat-Based Technology in Child Maltreatment Reporting, Detection, and Prevention – The Children’s Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families, is providing a new grant to states, counties, cities, tribal governments, private institutions of higher education, public or state-controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits, and small businesses to develop text and chat-based capabilities for child maltreatment prevention. The platform will have the capability of resource sharing, detection, and reporting within the child abuse and neglect context. The minimum award is $500,000 and the maximum award is $1,000,000. Deadline for applications is July 3, 2018.

Regional Partnerships Grants – The Children’s Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families, is providing a new grant to regional partnerships that form an interagency collaboration between a state child welfare agency, a state agency responsible for substance abuse prevention, an Indian tribe, non-profit child welfare services, community health service providers, community mental health service providers, local law enforcement agencies, or judges or court personnel. This collaboration must improve the well-being of children affected by substance abuse and the applicant is expected to build a capacity that meets a broad range of needs for families involved with both substance abuse treatment and the child welfare system. The minimum award is $1,500,000 and the maximum award is $1,900,000. Deadline for applications is July 2, 2018.

In May, Kaptur announced several U.S. Department of Justice grants. See that announcement here.

In April, Kaptur, a senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, helped ensure that Ohio received priority status for $950 million in federal grants to fund treatment and prevention services to stem the opioid epidemic in the 2018 funding bill.

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