Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children and Families Affected By Opioids and Other Substance Abuse

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to provide competitive grant funds for Regional Partnership Grants (RPGs) to improve the well-being of, and to improve the permanency outcomes for children and families affected by opioids and other substance abuse.

These targeted grants

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will be awarded to regional partnerships that provide, through interagency collaboration and integration of programs and services, activities and services that are designed to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes for, and enhance the safety of children who are in out-of-home placements or are at risk of entering out-of- home placements as a result of a parent's or caretaker's substance abuse.

Applicants are expected to have a collaborative structure in place that is capable of building a region’s capacity to meet a broad range of needs for families involved with both substance abuse treatment and the child welfare system.

Per the legislative requirements, RPGs are required to select and report on performance indicators and evaluation measures to increase the knowledge that can be gained from the program.

Partnerships will:
use specific, well-defined, and evidence-based programs that are also trauma-informed and targeted to the identified population; conduct an evaluation that is sufficiently rigorous to contribute to the evidence base on service delivery, outcomes, and costs associated with the project's chosen interventions; and participate in the national cross-site evaluation, which includes, but is not limited to an implementation and outcomes study.

This project is for a 60-month project with five 12-month budget periods.

This funding opportunity includes a legislative requirement to be disbursed in two phases:
a Planning Phase and an Implementation Phase.

The Planning Phase is not to exceed 2 years and expenditures in the Planning Phase may not exceed $250,00 0.
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CB

Estimated Funding: $10,800,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
NSF Publication 21-626

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applications must identify a primary applicant responsible for administering the grant.

The primary applicant MUST be one of the regional partnership organizations listed here.

As required by the legislation, regional partnership means a collaborative agreement (which may be established on an interstate, state, or intrastate basis) entered into by at least two of the following parties: the state child welfare agency that is responsible for the administration of the state plan under title IV-B or title IV-E of the Social Security Act and the state agency responsible for administering the substance abuse prevention and treatment block grant provided under subpart II of part B of title XIX of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C.

section 300x-21 et seq.) MUST be included in the partnership; Juvenile Court or Administrative Office of the Court that oversees the administration of court programs that address the population of families who come to the attention of the court due to child abuse or neglect (Must be included in the partnership if the grant will serve children in out-of-home placement); an Indian Tribe or tribal consortium; non-profit or for-profit child welfare service providers; community health service providers; substance abuse treatment providers; community mental health providers; local law enforcement agencies; school personnel; tribal child welfare agencies or a consortia of the agencies; or any other providers, agencies, personnel, officials, or entities that are related to the provision of child and family services under a state plan approved this subsection.

Please refer to the authorizing legislation for additional specifications on the eligibility and requirements of a regional partnership.

Eligibility for this funding opportunity is based strictly on the authorizing legislation-Title IV, part B, subpart 2,  PSSF, Section 437(f) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.


Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and funding under this funding opportunity.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity.

Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization, as set forth at and, subject to the protections and requirements of 45 CFR Part 87 and 42 U.S.C.

2000bb et seq., ACF will not, in the selection of recipients, discriminate against an organization on the basis of the organization's religious character, affiliation, or exercise.

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