FFY2025 Funding Opportunity Announcement

Georgia's Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services (DHS/DFCS), in collaboration and consultation with its Children's Justice Act Task Force (Task Force), is offering grant funding for FFY 2025.  The Task Force is seeking proposals from non-profit agencies and public entity/state agency organizations for projects or activities that are responsive to both CJA goals and objectives, state and Task Force priorities and/or opportunities identified in the 2021 Three-Year Assessment to improve the quality of legal representation.  Successful proposal applicants should exhibit cultural competency and ability to address quality legal representation (QLR) priority areas focused on workforce development, judicial handling, supervision, and representation of children and parents involved in dependency cases.  Proposals are encouraged from applicants that serve historically unserved, underrepresented populations, including individuals who are neurodiverse, LBGTQ+, victims of sexual offenses, and rural geographic populations of the state of Georgia.

Eligible applicants are agencies, organizations, or professional disciplines involved in the handling of civil and/or criminal cases when child abuse and neglect is suspected or has occurred.

Contract Period: October 1, 2024 - September 30, 2025

Release Date: February 6, 2024

Mandatory Informational Webinar: Applicants must attend one session to be considered.

February 20, 2024, 10:00am-11:00am

February 27, 2024, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 22, 2024, 12:00pm (noon)

Proposal Submission Requirements

Applicants will submit their applications in one zipped submission file to [email protected] prior to the deadline. Download a copy of the FFY 2025 FOA and supplemental forms below.

Download this doc file. FY25 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) - Georgia's Children's Justice Act Grant (CJA) Program

Download this pdf file. CJA FY 25 Application Cover
Download this doc file. CJA FOA_P2 Narrative
Download this doc file. CJA FOA_P3 Project Timeline
Download this pdf file. Corporate Resolution Key Elements FY25
Download this doc file. SECIM E-Verify Affidavit FY25
Download this doc file. Criminal History Certification FY25
Download this doc file. Tax Compliance FY25
Download this pdf file. Supplier Change Request Form
Download this pdf file. SCR Instructions
Download this xls file. Pre-Award Risk Assessment Form
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