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Family Support through Primary Prevention (FSPP) Demonstration Sites

Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and
IHEs to Improve the Well-Being of Children and Families

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) - Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

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07/02/21 11:59 PM ET Receipt (Electronic Submissions) or 4:30 PM ET Receipt (Paper Submissions)


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Cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit organizations, agencies, IHEs, and community and faith-based organizations to improve the well-being of children and families. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. Funding is intended for intensive projects of national significance to demonstrate integrated, cross-sector approaches that engage communities in developing child and family well-being systems.

The purpose of this FOA is to fund the implementation and evaluation of six Family Support through Primary Prevention (FSPP) sites for 5-year projects of national significance that demonstrate integrated, cross-sector approaches to developing comprehensive child and family well-being systems that are co-designed with families and communities. Sites will demonstrate a process for integrating public health and primary prevention approaches to improve overall community well-being consistent with the social and environmental determinants of health and to create the conditions necessary for all families to thrive.

During the project period, FSPP sites will design and implement highly coordinated and comprehensive family support systems in traditionally underserved areas to mitigate the causes of family vulnerability by enhancing community protective factors and parental protective capacities in racially and culturally appropriate ways. Sites will partner directly with families, including youth and parents who have experienced the child welfare system first-hand; communities; and a broad array of stakeholders across the public, private, faith-based, and philanthropic sectors to create more just and equitable family support systems and improve overall community well-being. Sites will be informed by primary prevention approaches articulated inACYF-CB-IM-18-05 and ensure the centrality of family and youth voice as described in ACYF-CB-IM-19-03. FSPP sites will be required to conduct robust site-specific process and outcome evaluations to better understand the factors associated with the ongoing implementation of primary prevention efforts to reduce unnecessary contact with the formal child welfare system.

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196009

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Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $750,000 Per Budget Period
- Award Floor: $500,000 Per Budget Period
- Average Projected Award Amount: $750,000 Per Budget Period

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2021

Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with five 12- month budget periods. The award continuation beyond each 12-month budget period will be subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory progress on the part of the grantee and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the federal government.


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility is open to public or other nonprofit institutions of higher learning, and to public or other nonprofit agencies and organizations engaged in research or child-welfare activities.

Collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts are acceptable, but applications should identify a primary applicant responsible for administering the grant. If the primary applicant responsible for administering the grant is not the public child welfare agency, the applicant must provide a signed MOU from the relevant public child welfare agency(ies) that describes their commitment, role, and responsibilities of the agency in supporting primary prevention efforts as part of the continuum of services in the site’s child and family well-being system.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

There is a disqualification factor for applicants who are not the public child welfare agency. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

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Pre-Application Information:

- Post Date: 05/03/2021
- Letter of Intent Due Date: 06/02/2021. Applicants are strongly encouraged to notify ACF of their intention to submit an application under this announcement. The letter of intent is optional.
- Application Due Date: 07/02/2021. Electronically submitted applications must be received by 11:59 p.m., ET. The deadline for receipt of paper applications is 4:30 p.m., ET, on the due date listed. (Paper applications received from applicants that have not received approval of an exemption from required electronic submission will be disqualified.)

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the electronic application submission process several days before the application due date to ensure the application is successfully accepted by

Required Registrations:
- A DUNS Number (
- Current registration at the System for Award Management (SAM) (

The registration process can take up to four weeks to complete. Therefore, registration should be done in sufficient time to ensure it does not impact your ability to meet required application submission deadlines.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The letter of intent should be submitted to:
CB Operations Center
c/o LCG, Inc.
Attn: HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-CT-1914
6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 410
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (888)203-6161

Paper Submissions:
CB Operations Center
c/o LCG, Inc.
6000 Executive Boulevard
Suite 410
Rockville, MD 20852

Program Office Contact
Kelly Canter
Phone: (888) 203-6161

Office of Grants Management Contact
Bridget Shea Westfall
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Administration
Office of Grants Management
CB Operations Center c/o LCG, Inc.
6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 410
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (888) 203-6161

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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