The Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund (Children’s Cabinet) will accept FY24 renewal applicaitons from current CBCAP grantees. An open Request for Proposals (RFP) through the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Program will not be available this year. Community-Based Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention funds support primary and secondary prevention efforts. Primary prevention includes efforts targeted to the broader community to strengthen families and prevent the likelihood of abuse or neglect. Secondary prevention efforts are targeted to special populations, as a means of providing preventative family strengthening support.
Kansas CBCAP funding supports community-based and statewide grants for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Keys to Successful Grant Submissions
The Children’s Cabinet will support innovative, locally-driven approaches that help meet needs identified in the All in for Kansas Kids 2019 Needs Assessment. We aim to promote the safety and well-being of children and families across the state.
Successful proposals will include one or more of the following:
- Strategies that meet one or more needs called out in the two central messages and seven key findings of the Needs Assessment.
- Strategies that support one or more outcome statement of the seven goals in the All In For Kansas Kids Strategic Plan.
- Strategies that offer community-specific data, including voices and perspectives from those with lived-experience to address needs, gaps and challenges.
- Strategies that advance equity for populations historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality racial and geographic disparities.
- Strategies that test innovative, high-quality approaches to support the unique needs of children and families.
- Strategies that incorporate strong family engagement and partnership at all levels of service provision (e.g., development, implementation/operations, evaluation).
- Documented community partnerships and a collaborative approach.
- Clearly articulated measures and indicators of project impact and success.
Who is eligible to apply for funding?
Eligible applicants should be experienced in providing service delivery models that yield positive outcomes to families with children from birth to kindergarten entry, including prenatal supports with a commitment to evidence-based, data-driven practices. Applicants should include within their proposal a community-informed, community-driven collaborative approach including input from individuals with lived experience. Eligible applicants may include:
- 501©(3) organizations
- County and city governments
- Unified School Districts (USDs)
Current CBCAP grantees will complete a FY24 renewal application between June 5 – July 12, and an open RFP will not be available this year.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a “promising practice?”
The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse is a good reference. Per their definition, Promising Practices refer to programs that include measurable results and report successful outcomes, however, there is not yet enough research evidence to prove that this program or process will be effective across a wide range of settings and people. View the CEBC Scientific Rating Scale used to evaluate each practice based on available research.
What is meant by “outreach strategies?”
Outreach strategies are the ways you communicate or connect with target audiences or populations to inform them about your programs, services, eligibility, enrollment opportunities, etc.
What is included in "Community-Based" grants?
The purpose of this grant opportunity is to invest in community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Grants will fund targeted direct service strategies that will reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect and increase the likelihood of a child having safe, stable, and nurturing relationships in their families and communities. Examples may include but are not limited to: 1) programs that promote early, comprehensive support to parents, increase family stability, and/or improve family access to other formal and informal resources and opportunities for assistance available within communities; 2) specific family resource and support programs, such as respite care, substance use treatment services, mental health services, domestic violence services, housing services, and home visiting; 3) promote parent partnership, leadership, and engagement; and 4) activities that advance equity for populations historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.
Applicants may find helpful guidance for developing strategies to engage individuals with lived experience and promoting equity and inclusion from the example resources listed below.
Is there a word limit on any portion of the application?
The project abstract is the only section with a word limit.
How do I add additional rows in the Budget Template?
Select and right click on the cell. This opens up a menu where you will select “Insert”, and then “Insert Above/Below Row”.
What is included in "Statewide" grants?
The purpose of this grant opportunity is to provide services and infrastructure on a statewide basis for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Statewide grants focus on activities that support systems-change and a system of child and family well-being. Statewide applicants must propose activities with a statewide impact and should not target specific communities. Examples may include but are not limited to: 1) professional education; 2) public awareness campaigns; 3) statewide collaborative efforts to foster the development of a continuum of comprehensive child and family support and preventive services; 4) promote parent partnership, leadership, and engagement; and 4) activities that advance equity for populations historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.