The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), invites eligible applicants to submit competitive grant applications for Special Improvement Projects (SIP), which further the national child support mission, vision, and goals to ensure that all children
receive financial and medical support from their parents.
For Fiscal Year (FY) 2009, approximately $300,000 is available for this solicitation which addresses using new technology and enforcement tools to increase child support collections.
A non-Federal match is not required.
Given that the purpose of these projects is to improve CSE programs, it is critical that applicants who are not Title IV-D of the Social Security Act (IV-D) agencies have the cooperation of IV-D agencies to operate these projects.
Also, projects are encouraged to improve CSE services for Tribal customers by involving Tribal IV-D agencies.
All applications developed jointly by more than one agency/organization must identify a single lead organization as the official applicant.
The lead organization will be the recipient of the grant award.
Participating agencies and organizations can be included as co-participants, subgrantees, or subcontractors with their written authorization.