(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)
(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.
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 (www.children.ga.gov
). 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
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.
Submitted: May 17,