The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to create, through cooperative agreement, a National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Courts (Center).
The Center will serve as the focal point for national child welfare expertise, evidence-informed training and technical
assistance services, and workforce development support for State Court Improvement Programs (CIP), Tribal Court Improvement Programs (TCIP), courts, child welfare attorneys, and the Children's Bureau's State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Implementation Partnership Grantees.
These services and supports are designed to build the capacity of state and tribal courts, CIPs, TCIPs and child welfare judges and attorneys to meet federal requirements, to participate in federal monitoring and related state and tribal child welfare program improvement planning activities, to implement national child welfare policies and programs, to improve practice and service delivery, and to achieve prevention, safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children, youth, and families.
The project period will be a 48-month project period with four 12-month budget periods.