June 24, 2021

Apply for a Children’s Trust Fund Grant

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is offering Children’s Trust Fund grants of up to $50,000 per year to support community-based child abuse and neglect prevention projects.

Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) Grant

CTF grants promote community-based primary and secondary child abuse and neglect prevention programs/projects throughout Pennsylvania. The maximum CTF grant award is $50,000 per year.

Which organizations are eligible?

Any organization located and operating in Pennsylvania that provides direct services and meets eligibility criteria can apply for a CTF grant. Selected applicants must use evidence-based or evidence-informed programs that focus on the parent, or the primary caregiver, and their child, or the whole family. The program cannot focus solely on the child.

When are funds available?

Funds are available for up to a three-year grant cycle that begins on the effective date of the grant agreement and ends on September 30, 2024. The continuation of grants each year of the three-year cycle is contingent upon the availability of funds and successful program evaluation of the project.

Do applicants need to provide a match?

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.

How Can I Apply?

Application details and forms are available on the eMarketPlace website.

    • Applicants must submit a completed copy of the Submittal (Technical and Budget, along with all requested documents) via email to RAPWRFAQUESTIONS@PA.GOV by 12 p.m. on July 19, 2021.
    • All emails should include the subject line “RFA 01-21 Application”.

The CTF Board will vote to approve the number of awards at their meeting on August 19, 2021.

More Information

If you have a question, send an email to Eric McCoy at RAPWRFAQUESTIONS@PA.GOV. All emails should include the subject line “RFA # 01-21 Question” and must be submitted by June 23, 2021, at 12 p.m. Written answers will be posted on the eMarketPlace website on July 9, 2021.

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