Quality Improvement Center on Helplines and Hotlines
ID: 349737Type: Posted
Overview

Buyer

Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CB (HHS-ACF-CB)

Award Range

$2M - $3M

Eligible Applicants

Small Businesses

Funding Category

Income Security and Social Services

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes
Timeline
  1. 1
    Forecast Posted Not available
  2. 2
    Forecast Due Not available
  3. 3
    Posted Apr 1, 2024 12:00 AM
  4. 4
    Due May 31, 2024 12:00 AM
Description

The Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CB has posted a grant opportunity titled "Quality Improvement Center on Helplines and Hotlines". This opportunity falls under the category of Income Security and Social Services and is a Cooperative Agreement. The grant does not require cost sharing or matching. The grant is open to Small Businesses. The deadline for submission is May 31, 2024.

The purpose of this grant is to establish a Quality Improvement Center on Helplines and Hotlines (QIC-H2) through a cooperative agreement. The QIC-H2 aims to enhance the national capacity of community-based helplines as an alternative to child welfare intervention. It seeks to develop a clear and evidence-based understanding of the distinction between poverty and willful parental neglect in child maltreatment assessment.

The QIC-H2 has four primary objectives. Firstly, it aims to build a repository of national models and best practices for the operation of community-based helplines. These helplines will serve as a primary prevention strategy and an alternative to child protective services hotlines, linking families with necessary concrete supports. Secondly, the QIC-H2 will develop an evidenced-informed curriculum or supplemental training materials for mandated reporters and hotline staff. This training will help overcome bias in decision making and enable a clear distinction between poverty and willful parental neglect in child abuse reporting.

Thirdly, the QIC-H2 will identify and support a limited number of diverse pilot sites that have the capacity to test selected strategies in their community. Lastly, the funded efforts will be evaluated to measure the effectiveness of the QIC-H2 in achieving its goals and objectives. The findings, recommendations, and best practices will be widely disseminated.

The award ceiling for this grant is $2,500,000, with an award floor of $2,000,000. The estimated total program funding is $2,500,000, and it is expected that one award will be granted. The grant opportunity will close on May 31, 2024, and the archive date is July 5, 2024.

For more information and to apply, please contact Kelly Canter at kelly.canter@acf.hhs.gov. Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on the listed application due date.

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