Funding Opportunity

Annual Funding Opportunity Announcement
For Georgia Non-Profit and Public Entities ONLY
 
FFY2018 Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program

DFCS Statement of Need
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services is pleased to announce the release date of a funding opportunity for family-serving, non-profit agencies and public entities through its Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program. PSSF provides funding for community-based services to children and families who may be at risk for child abuse and neglect or have had confirmed reports of child abuse and neglect and are involved with the state’s child welfare agency. 

PSSF Statement of Need (SoN) Released: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Statement of Need detailing application guidelines, proposal, and contract requirements for FFY2018 will be posted and available for download at www.pssfnet.com under the Funding Opportunities tab. 
 
Contract Period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018


For First Steps:

All parents can benefit from support around the time of birth of a child and during the early years of a child’s life. In recognition of the needs of all families, a universal, early intervention parent support plan should be included as part of community strategies to improve outcomes for families. OPFS is seeking applications to fund First Steps Georgia (FSG) that meet the requirements outlined in the attached Statement of Need (SoN). 

Through this SoN, the goal is to engage communities in planning, implementing, and sustaining universal parent support services through contract funding of FSG in their communities.  FSG is one component of a larger Georgia initiative called Great Start Georgia (GSG). GSG represents the development and implementation of a comprehensive, community-based system for expectant parents and for families with children ages birth to five in Georgia. GSG is first and foremost a vision for how communities can provide a welcome to every child; make available natural supports for all expectant parents and for all families with children birth to five; provide basic parenting information and resources, and link families with more intensive services when needed and available. At its heart, GSG creates a community culture of caring, encouragement, and support for all families before and after the birth of a child to age five.

Below outlines a summary of FSG:

Mission:

To provide universal, free and voluntary support services for all expectant parents and children birth to five and their families.

Goals:

  1. Provide current information on topics of interest and relevance to expectant parents and parents of children birth to five.
  2. Provide information on community resources relevant to expectant parents and parents of children birth to five. 
  3. Strengthen the protective factor of concrete connections to promote maternal and infant health for expectant parents and parents of children birth to five.

Statement of Need (SoN) Released: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Statement of Need detailing application guidelines, proposal, and contract requirements are posted and available for download here. For more information, please visit the GSG website: http://www.greatstartgeorgia.org

First Steps Georgia – Application Face Sheet
Form B- Fixed Rate Schedule Worksheet

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 8, 2017
Proposal submissions must be postmarked by the May 8th deadline date and received in their entirety, as directed in the Statement of Need (SoN).

Contract Period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

First Steps FY 18 Statement of Need Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

First Steps FY 18 Statement of Need Webinar PowerPoint


For Title V Abstinence:

2017 Statement of Need

Sexual Risk Avoidance Abstinence Education and Youth Development Program

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services - Office of Prevention and Family Support (OPFS) is excited to announce the release of the 2017 Statement of Need for the Sexual Risk Avoidance Abstinence Education and Youth Development Program. The Office of Prevention and Family Support will accept Statement of Need (SoN) applications for funding of the Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) Abstinence Education and Youth Development Program under the Title V State Abstinence Education Grant Program from the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

The purpose of this program is to support decisions to abstain from sexual activity by providing abstinence programming. Applicants are encouraged to develop flexible, medically accurate, and effective abstinence-based plans responsive to their target population’s specific needs.  These plans must provide abstinence education and, where appropriate, mentoring, counseling, and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity. Applicants should demonstrate their ability to include abstinence education in an intensive youth development framework. 

To be eligible for funding under this announcement, programs are required to adhere to the A-H federal definition of abstinence education. Funding will be provided to the following eligible applicants.

Public government entity or 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (in existence for at least 24 months);
Serve as the fiscal agent for the contract and the point of contact to DFCS-OPFS or provide a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with fiscal agent; and be responsible, liable, and oversee financial, program and post-award reporting requirements.

Statement of Need (SoN) Released: Monday, April 10, 2017
Statement of Need detailing application guidelines, proposal, and contract requirements are posted and available for download here.

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017
Proposal submissions must be postmarked by the May 15th deadline date and received in their entirety, as directed in the Statement of Need (SoN).

Contract Period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018