December 10, 2021

Apply for a Children’s Trust Fund Grant

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is accepting applications for Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) grants.

About the Children’s Trust Fund Grants

The purpose of the CTF grants is to promote community-based primary and secondary child abuse and neglect prevention programs throughout the Commonwealth. Any organization located and operating in Pennsylvania that provides direct services and meets the criteria is eligible to apply for a CTF grant.

CTF funds are available for up to a three-year grant cycle that will begin on the effective date of the grant agreement and end on June 30, 2025. The focus is to support community-based child abuse and neglect prevention projects. Selected Applicants must use Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed programs that focus on the parent or primary caregiver, and their child, or the whole family. The program can’t focus solely on the child.

The maximum CTF grant award is $50,000 per year, and applicants must provide a minimum local match of 25 percent of the requested CTF grant award for the first year and a minimum local match of 50 percent of the requested grant award for the second and third grant years. The continuation of CTF grants each year of the three-year cycle is contingent upon the availability of funds and successful program evaluation of the project.

How to Apply

Application details and forms are available at the eMarketPlace website.

Each Applicant must submit one complete copy of the Submittal via email to RAPWRFAQUESTIONS@PA.GOV. The subject line of the email must indicate “RFA 17-21 Application”. Applications are due by 12 p.m. on January 13, 2022.

The CTF Board will vote to approve the number of awards at their meeting on March 31. 2022.


Questions must be submitted via email only, with the subject line “RFA # 17-21 Question,” to Eric McCoy at RAPWRFAQUESTIONS@PA.GOV. Applicants must submit questions as they arise, but no later than 12 p.m. December 14, 2021.

Written answers to the questions submitted will be posted on December 22, 2021 on the Department of General Services’ (DGS) website at the eMarketPlace website.

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