• Awards for the Establishment, Improvement, and Expansion of CACs  – 2019 RFP

    Release Date: 12.06.2018

    CACs may apply to this RFP for competitive funding.  [Download Full RFP Document]

    The following is a brief description of opportunities that have been released to date: 

    PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT – Mental Health

    Eligibility- NCA Accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers, NCA Associate/Developing Children’s Advocacy Centers, NCA Affiliate Children’s Advocacy Centers, NCA Satellite Child Advocacy Centers, Non-Member Multidisciplinary Teams (multidisciplinary teams in areas in which there are no existing CACs), Tribal Multidisciplinary Teams.

    Maximum Award Amount- $25,000 (You may request less than the maximum award.)

    Goal: To develop and support the adoption of evidence based mental health treatments in the CAC/MDT setting. (Applicant must focus the application only on one of the trainings/modality of implementations listed below.)

    -Trauma-Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

    -Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)

    PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT  – Satellites

    Eligibility– NCA Accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers that are applying to act as a host agency to a Satellite center.

    -Those awardees that received a Program Development grant in a prior year are not eligible to apply for 2019 award funds for this same grant type.

    Maximum Award- $25,000 (You may request less than the maximum award.)

    Goal: To provide access to Children’s Advocacy Center services in previously unserved and underserved areas by:

    -Establishing an NCA Satellite member center in a previously completely unserved community in compliance with the Chapter growth plans.

    -Establishing an NCA Satellite member center in a previously underserved community in compliance with the Chapter growth plans. 

    PROGRAM EXPANSION  -Unserved and Underserved areas

    -Eligibility– NCA Satellite Member Children’s Advocacy Centers; Associate/Developing Children’s Advocacy Centers; Affiliate Children’s Advocacy Centers.

    -Maximum Award- $25,000 (You may request less than the maximum award.)

    -Goal: To expand the provision of services and access to an existing Children’s Advocacy Center with an emphasis on unserved, and underserved areas (rural and remote regions).

    TRIBAL EXPANSION OF CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER SERVICES

    Eligibility– Federally recognized tribes; Children’s Advocacy Centers, Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT) serving tribal communities.

    Maximum Award- $10,000 for new applicants; $25,000 for Year 2 funding for the current 2018 grantee.

    Goal: To support the expansion of CAC services among tribal communities through:

    New applicants must focus the application on the following four goals.

    Conducting needs assessment and establishing a functioning MDT with representation from Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, Prosecution, Medical, Mental Health and Victim Advocacy partner agencies.

    Ratification of a signed MOU/Interagency Agreement with all partner agencies listed above.

    Establishing MDT protocols for provision of services in accordance with the NCA Accreditation standards.

    Establishing MDT case review process that is conducted on a regularly scheduled basis and attended by all MDT representative disciplines.

    Continuing applicants must focus on one or more of the following three goals:

    Training for MDT members to improve the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of these cases.

    Implementation of case tracking processes to ensure cases do not fall through the cracks.

    Improvements in medical, evidence-based mental health treatment, and/or victim advocacy. 

    IMPROVING CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER RESPONSE TO CHILDREN WITH SEXUAL BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS (SBP)

    Eligibility- NCA Accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers.

    -Current active grantees receiving OJJDP funds through the Youth with Sexual Behavior Program (YSBP) are not eligible to apply for 2019 award funds under this NCA grant type.

    Maximum Award Amount- $25,000 (You may request less than the maximum award.)

    Goal: To support the development of a coordinated response and expansion of services for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems through the implementation of CSBP-CBT (Children with Sexual Behavior Problems – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

    The applicants that are applying for training assistance, need to review the SBP Informational package on the NCA website atwww.nca-online.org and demonstrate readiness for inclusion in the training per the information in the package documentation. Please review the specific dates for the training modules and carefully access your center readiness to comply with them.

    All grantees that provide mental health services under this grant must submit de-identified mental health outcome data as part of the project. All aggregate, non-identifying data will be entered through a specifically designated software platform and will be used to evaluate the improved outcomes for children. 

    IMPROVING CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER RESPONSE TO PHYSICAL ABUSE

    Eligibility- NCA Accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers.

    Maximum Award Amount- $25,000 (You may request less than the maximum award.)

    Goal: To support the development of coordinated response and provision of services to victims of Physical Abuse through the implementation of:Applicant must focus the application training and consultation and/or implementation of only on one of the evidence-based treatments listed below.

    -Parent–Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

    -Alternatives for Families – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)

    AF-CBT training providers may require potential applicants to participate in training readiness screening prior to acceptance into training. Please communicate with trainers regarding this during the proposal development process.

     The CSEC Grant opportunity has been released as of yet.

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