Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 96-1-.07 - Caring Communities: A System of Care Approach

(1) PURPOSE. The purpose of this grant program is to provide funds to support communities' efforts in creating a more integrated and comprehensive System of Care that will improve child and family well-being. Funds will cover prevention and intervention services in the areas of child maltreatment, delinquency prevention, and youth development. This community approach must be strengths-based, outcome-focused, family-centered and must address identified needs by thinking "child first."
(2) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Grant recipients are required to submit quarterly financial and progress reports outlining project activities, number and composition of participating youth and progress in meeting strategy outcomes. Grant funds are administered quarterly on a performance basis. Recipients must comply with federal and state financial regulations relating to purchases, contracts, audit requirements and the maintenance of financial records. A final evaluation report must be submitted and approved by GOCF prior to final payment of grant funds. Grant recipients are required to participate in cross-site and local evaluations.
(3) ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS. Eligible applicants must be either a legal public government entity or non-profit (501c3) organization.
(4) AWARD CRITERIA. Completed proposals consist of a summary, community partner overview, defined target population, system of care description, evaluation plan strategy implementation plan, job descriptions, budget summary workbooks, and signed certifications. Applicants must comply with specific requirements published in the 2010 Caring Communities Request for Proposals.
(5) DIRECTIONS AND DEADLINES FOR APPLYING. The deadline for proposal submission is June 1, 2010. Specific directions are contained in the 2010 Caring Communities Request for Proposals, which is available on the GOCF website ( Questions should be directed to Christina Taylor, Governor's Office for Children and Families, 55 Park Place, NE, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 656-5600, or e-mail


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 96-1-.07
O.C.G.A. Sec. 49-5-135.
Original grant description entitled "Caring Communities for Children and Families: A System of Care Model Implementation" submitted July 16, 2008. Submitted: Grant description entitled "Caring Communities: A System of Care Approach" received Mar. 26, 2009. Submitted: May 17, 2010.

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