Agency Provides $13M in Child Safety Grants

Justice Dept logoAgency: Justice Dept. (Office of Justice Program; Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking, SMART); Program: SMART FY 2016 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program (CFDA Number: 16.750) (Funding Opportunity Number: SMART-2016-8950); Eligibility: State and tribal governments; Funding: $13 million for 60 awards up to $400,000 each (no match required); Deadline: April 7.

Summary: Grants support efforts to protect children from sexual exploitation and violent crime.

These grants help jurisdictions implement the Sex Offender Registration & Notification Act (SORNA) of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. The law is designed to protect children and adults from sexual exploitation and violent crime, prevent child abuse and child pornography and promote Internet safety. SORNA was enacted to protect the public from convicted sex offenders and offenders against children by establishing a comprehensive national system for the registration and notification of those offenders.

SORNA sets requirements for sex offender registries, to include: specified required information, duration of registration, and in-person verification of sex offender identity.

Info: (NOFA); Faith Baker, associate director, 202 305-2586

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education.

Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government.

Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.

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