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Funding Opportunity Announcement for Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants

Funding Opportunity Announcement for Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants

The Children’s Bureau (CB), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), held two Tribal consultation calls to discuss a forthcoming funding opportunity announcement (FOA). CB is seeking input from Tribal leaders to ensure these opportunities are designed in a well-informed and culturally responsive way to best position for success.

The Standing Announcement for Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants (HHS-2016-ACF-ACYF-CS-1176) can be found at the following link:

The purpose of the FOA is to solicit proposals for 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 a plan to implement a title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance, and, at Tribal option, guardianship assistance program. Grant funds under this FOA may be used for the cost of developing a title IV-E plan under section 471 of the Social Security Act (the Act) to carry out a program under section 479B of the Act. The grant may be used for costs relating to the development of case planning and case review systems, foster care licensing and standards for Tribal foster homes and child care facilities, quality assurance systems, court structure and procedures, data collection systems, cost allocation methodology development, financial controls and financial management processes, or any other costs attributable to meeting any other requirement necessary for approval of a title IV-E plan.

The audio files and written transcripts of the consultation calls are available on the Children's Bureau website.

Please submit all written comments to the Children’s Bureau at We’ve been experiencing some problems with that email address, so please copy your written comments to Eileen West’s email address: