Applications to be Sought for $5.17M AdoptUSKids Foster Care Effort

ACF logoAgency: HHS-Admin. for Children & Families, ACF); Program: AdoptUSKids (CFDA Number: 93.254) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-ACYF-CO-1237); Eligibility: Governments, nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status, public and private colleges and universities and for-profits (priority is given to projects which include interventions that help children and youth transform maladaptive coping methods into healthier strategies); Funding (estimated): A single $5.17million award (no match required); Deadline (tentative): June (NOFA to be released in April).

Summary: The AdoptUSKids grantee will assist states and tribes in recruitment and support of foster and adoptive families for children in public foster care. Activities will include recruitment training, technical assistance, and implementation of a multi-media campaign to attract and maintain adoptive and foster care families. The grantee will maintain or tweak the existing AdoptUSKids website at:

Info: (website); for questions about the competition, June Dorn, or 202-205-9540.

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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