The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) has released its grant application packet for the prevention of child abuse/neglect for Fiscal Year 2014 (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014). CTF anticipates approximately $400,000 available for new (first year) projects and $980,000 available for the continuation of prevention projects entering grant years two – five of the CTF funding cycle.
As Missouri’s Foundation for Child Abuse Prevention, CTF provides grants to community-based agencies and organizations throughout the state that focus on child abuse and neglect prevention by investing in and supporting children and their families. As part of the proposal, applicants must describe how they will incorporate the protective factors known to prevent or reduce child abuse into their program. The protective factors that strengthen families include nurturing and attachment, parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, concrete support in times of need, and children’s social and emotional development.
The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds has developed and offers a free on-line training program addressing the Protective Factors. The training includes seven modules. A maximum of five bonus points will be awarded to grant applicants who complete the first module – An Introduction to the Protective Factors which takes approximately one hour to complete. Applicants will need to submit a certificate of completion for the introduction module with their application to receive the bonus points. For successful grant applicants, staff supported with CTF funds will be required to complete all seven training modules within the first year of operation.
An informational meeting regarding the application will be held Friday, January 18, 2013 from 10 am – Noon in Room 850 of the Truman Office Building, 301 W. High St., Jefferson City. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about the grant program and application process. Registration is not required.
To be considered, applications must be postmarked by Monday, March 11, 2013. Grant award recipients will be announced after June 6, 2013.
For further information please contact CTF Program Coordinator Laura Malzner or by calling the CTF office at (573) 751-5147.