The PA Department of Human Services has posted the following Solicitation RFA 24-18. The purpose of the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) grants, which operate under the administration of the CTF Board and the Department of Human Services (DHS), is to promote primary and secondary child abuse and neglect prevention programs in community-based settings in order to prevent the first occurrence of abuse and neglect of children in the Commonwealth. Any organization located and operating in Pennsylvania that provides direct services and meets the criteria in this Request for Applications (RFA) is eligible to apply for a CTF grant. Through this RFA, CTF funds are available for up to a three-year grant cycle that will begin on July 1, 2019 and end on June 30, 2022.
The focus of this RFA is to support community-based child abuse and neglect prevention projects that address the prevention strategies noted in Part I, Section I-4. The maximum CTF grant award is $50,000 per year for up to three years. Selected grantees must provide a minimum local match of 25 percent of the requested CTF grant award for the first year and a minimum local match of a 50 percent match of the requested grant award for the second and third grant years. The continuation of CTF grants each year of the three-year cycle is contingent upon the availability of funds and successful program evaluation of the project.
Pre-Application Webinar RFA #24-18
A pre-application webinar will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pmto provide an opportunity to ask any questions related to this RFA. It is the only opportunity for applicants to ask questions and discuss the specifics of this RFA and the application package. Attendance at the pre-application webinar is optional. The webinar will be coordinated by the Center for Schools and Communities. If interested, please register here