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Demonstration Projects in Post-Adoption Services and Marriage Education

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families, Office of Administration
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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  • Original Grant - Jun 21, 2004
Applications Due:

Jul 23, 2004
Received By

total funding: $2,000,000
max award: $300,000
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: Yes
number of awards: 8
type of funding: Grant

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support continuous innovation and improvement in the quality of post-adoption services designed to improve outcomes for adopted children and their families. Funded projects will implement and evaluate post-adoption services which include a marriage education component. These post-adoption demonstration projects will provide services to strengthen and preserve families who have adopted children from public child welfare systems. The services provided must add to, not take the place of services supported by any other funds available to the applicant for the same general services. These projects will include implementation and evaluation of an articulated, specifiable program supporting marriage relationships targeting adoptive parents. The program must promote healthy marriage and family formation as a means of achieving safety, permanency, and well-being for adopted children and their families, particularly those in the child welfare system. By supporting adoptive couples through marriage strengthening services, parents are expected to be better able to meet the unique stresses of adopting a child. Marriage education services that are provided will work to strengthen and protect the well-being of both children and families. The Children's Bureau is interested in projects that identify the needs of adoptive families and propose a feasible and appropriate plan for providing a wide range of services, including marriage education, to meet these needs. The proposed design must include marriage education. Additional services may include education and support for families and children, services to prevent adoption disruption, and crisis intervention. Services provided by the proposed project may include respite care, individual, group and/or family counseling, case management, and assistance to adoptive parents, adopted children, and siblings of adopted children. All projects must be administered by agencies that have child welfare, adoption, post-adoption and marriage education experience. This includes organizations with expertise in child welfare and adoption, and organizations which currently serve children in the public child welfare system. Collaborative efforts and interdisciplinary approaches are acceptable. Applications from collaborations must identify a primary applicant responsible for administering the grants.

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
County Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Profit Organization
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Adoption Opportunities

More Information:


If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Geneva Ware-Rice

Address Info:

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

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