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National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.648
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 18, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:
Roshanda Shoulders

For grants management or budget questions:
Bridget Shea Westfall


The Administration for Children and Families is seeking a single agency to establish a National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes (CBCT). CBCT will serve as the technical assistance focal point for coordinated and culturally competent capacity building technical assistance (TA) to American Indian and Alaska Native Nations.

The target population and consumers of CBCT TA are tribal agencies, tribal courts, and tribal organizations that support the successful administration of title IV-B and title IV-E child welfare programs. A focus is on the capacity to implement culturally appropriate intervention strategies for the mental health, medical, emotional, and behavioral challenges of children within the child welfare system.

The TA approach must include:

  • Universal TA: Intended to increase awareness, understanding, engagement, and access in the field of tribal child welfare as a whole. Activities include:
    • Distilling research
    • Gathering and organizing information and resources
    • Developing products and tools
    • Strategically disseminating information to the general public and to target audiences within tribal child welfare and related fields
  • Targeted TA: Intended to increase knowledge and skills of constituents on a particular topic or in a specific aspect of child welfare practice. Activities include:
    • Training
    • Coaching
    • Peer networking
    • Expanding leadership abilities
  • Tailored TA: Intended to increase the knowledge and skills of individuals and to foster improvements in organizational and system capacity, tailored to the unique needs and conditions within a specific tribal child welfare system
  • Tribal Customary Adoption projects: Specific projects that will assist tribal systems to implement an array of culturally responsive permanency options for Native children and youth who have been maltreated or neglected and who cannot safely remain with their birth families

Eligible applicants are public and private organizations knowledgeable and experienced in the field of Indian tribal affairs and child welfare.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $3,770,700 per year
Award floor: $3,000,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 1

Application process

Links to the full announcement and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Child welfare · Culture and cultural competency · Healthcare needs and services · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources

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