Child abuse, neglect prevention grant applications sought by Children’s Trust Fund

LANSING — The Children’s Trust Fund is seeking proposals from community-based organizations to provide services to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Successful grantees can receive up to $50,000 per year for four years beginning in October 2018.

This funding opportunity from the public nonprofit Children’s Trust Fund within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is for community-based secondary direct prevention programs/services designed to promote strong, nurturing families and prevent child abuse and neglect. The target population is families that have risks or challenges in their lives that could result in parenting and child development difficulties and the risk of child abuse or neglect.

The funding is not to support programs for children and families when child abuse and neglect already has been substantiated.

These Direct Services grants are currently funding innovative services statewide. Examples include:

• Home visitation programs such as Healthy Families America and Parents as Teachers.

• Services for families with incarcerated parents.

• Parent Education Support Groups in family resource centers.

• Positive Parenting using the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Model.

• Grant applications must be submitted electronically through the MI E-Grants program.

• Applications will be accepted through 3 p.m., May 22. The Children’s Trust Fund – Direct Service project period is Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2022.

For more information or to apply, visit the MI E-Grants website at egrams-mi.com/dch and click the “About EGrAMS” link on the left panel to access the “Competitive Application Instructions” training manual. The complete request for proposal document can be accessed on the MI E-Grants website in the “Current Grants” section by clicking the “Children’s Trust Fund – Direct Services” link and accessing the “CTFDS-2019” grant program.

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