CTF Discretionary Funding
Each year, the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) allocates a certain portion of its annual program budget to fund discretionary projects or ‘mini-grants.’ Discretionary funding is designed to be responsive to low-cost prevention projects or needs identified by individual communities, organizations or agencies. A maximum of $5,000 per grant award is available for discretionary projects. Grants are for one year and are not renewable. Grants must be used for primary or secondary child abuse and neglect prevention as defined by Missouri State Statute (210.171.2).
Prevention programs and activities may have a broad range and include public awareness or educational campaigns that target services such as parent skills training; skills based curricula for children; mentoring programs; home visitation; and other family support programs. Projects might include start-up costs for parent education and support, parent leadership, strengthening families through protective factors, fatherhood support, crisis nursery, safe crib/home risk assessment, infant nurturing/infant massage, prevention educational materials, community awareness, training, etc.
Availability of Funds
CTF is currently Not accepting discretionary grant applications for the current fiscal year. Grant applications for discretionary funding for Fiscal Year 2015 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) will be accepted anytime after April 1, 2014.
CTF will accept and review applications anytime during the year, up until such time all available funds are obligated. Grants will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.
Organizations currently receiving funding from CTF may not apply for discretionary grants to cover costs associated with their existing grant program. Discretionary funding will be denied to any organization attempting to circumvent the competitive bid process or if the funding is available for a project through existing resources or budgets.
For More Information
For additional information, questions or technical assistance please contact CTF Program Coordinator Laura Malzner.