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Story Discretionary Grants 8-2

Chapter 3   Research & Data

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Discretionary Grants – The Children’s Bureau awards discretionary grants for research and innovative program development through a competitive peer-review process to State and local agencies, Tribes, community-based organizations, and other groups.
Programs include the following:
  • Abandoned Infants Assistance provides funding for the development of comprehensive support services for families affected by substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS.
  • Adoption Opportunities help eliminate barriers to adoption and find permanent families for children.
  • Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Research and Demonstration Projects support research and demonstration and training programs for preventing and responding to child maltreatment.
  • Child Welfare Training enhances the skills and qualifications of child welfare workers.
  • Community-Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (CBCAP) support Tribes, Tribal organizations, and migrant programs in developing linkages with the statewide CBCAP program and/or providing services otherwise consistent with the purposes of the CBCAP.
  • Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program trains designated staff of eligible health centers in providing adoption information and referrals to pregnant women on an equal basis with all other options.
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