The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) is pleased to announce the availability of Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) grant funds for fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015). Approximately $200,000 is available to fund two new CBCAP programs. CBCAP funding is a federal initiative that originates from the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. CTF is the designated state lead agency to disburse CBCAP funding.
The CBCAP project in Missouri is designed to help communities develop a model integrated system for delivering health, family support, and social services to children and families in order to improve outcomes, reduce costs, and ultimately reduce the risks of child abuse and neglect. Through incorporating a lead agency concept, each CBCAP site works to develop a more efficient and coordinated way of working with families to reduce duplication of existing services and maximize the resources of public and private providers. Providers working together in a cohesive network, identifying family strengths, parent involvement and leadership, and incorporating the Strengthening Families Protective Factors are all major elements in this model. Community collaborations and partnerships are strongly encouraged to apply. As part of the funding requirements, each site must participate in a rigorous strategic planning and evaluation process.
According to CTF Executive Director Kirk Schreiber, the Missouri CBCAP model offers community partnerships and provider networks an excellent opportunity to work together to provide coordinated services and support to children and families while building community capacity to more efficiently and effectively work with children and families in the future. “This model has proven successful with previous community recipients, and we are very excited to work with new communities to replicate it.”
An informational meeting regarding the grant application will be held Tuesday, February 11, 10a-1p in the Truman Building, Room 500, 301 W. High Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109.
The deadline for submitting a CBCAP application is Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 5:00 p.m. For more information please contact Laura Malzner, CTF Program Coordinator, at (573) 751-5147 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.