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OCAP Grant/Contract Opportunities

Announcement: Father Engagement Program Grant

Father Engagement Program Grant: The California Department of Social Services’ (CDSS) Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) is pleased to announce the release of the Father Engagement Program Request for Applications (RFA) for funding beginning October 1, 2022 and ending September 30, 2025.  The OCAP is currently accepting applications to fund up to eight qualified Applicants to implement grants for the purposes outlined in the RFA below. Approximately $4,200,000 of total federal funding will be available, to fund up to eight grantees (at a level of approximately $175,000 per year) for the Father Engagement Program with a grant period beginning October 1, 2022 and ending September 30, 2025.  The funding amount is provisional and contingent upon OCAP’s receipt of federal grant funds.

Grantees will support evidence based or evidence informed/promising practice father engagement activities through the following three broad categories:  fatherhood education, case management, and peer-to-peer support to strengthen positive father-child interaction, improve social and economic outcomes for fathers and their families and improve healthy relationships.

Father Engagement Program Grant RFA (PDF)
Father Engagement RFA Questions and Answers (PDF)

Announcement: Strong Communities Program Grant – Expansion of FRCs

Strong Communities Program Grant: The California Department of Social Services’ Office of Child Abuse Prevention is pleased to announce the release of the Strong Communities Program – Expansion of Family Resource Centers Request for Applications (RFA). Approximately $5,000,000 of total federal funding will be available, to fund up to five grantees (at a level of approximately $333,000 per year, per grantee) for the expansion of Family Resource Centers with a grant period beginning October 1, 2022 and ending September 30, 2025. Strong Communities Program grantees will be expected to establish Family Resource Centers or expand existing Family Resources Centers through the establishment of a new regional branch in unserved regions or neighborhoods, to provide family support programs/services. Grantees will increase activities, supports, and services especially for families and communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and other stressors, including Black, brown, indigenous, migrant, and LGBTQ+ children and families, and rural communities.

Strong Communities Program Grant RFA (PDF)

Announcement: Planting Prosperity Program Grant

Planting Prosperity Program Grant: The California Department of Social Services’ Office of Child Abuse Prevention is pleased to announce the release of the Planting Prosperity Program Request for Applications (RFA). A total of approximately $3,000,000 of federal funding will be available to fund up to ten grantees (at a level of approximately $100,000 per year, per grantee) to implement innovative primary or secondary prevention programs with a grant period beginning October 1, 2022 and ending September 30, 2025. Grantees must provide an innovative primary or secondary child abuse prevention program in California directly or through competitively-awarded micro-grants or subcontracts with community-based/neighborhood-level organizations that will operate new innovative prevention programs or which currently operate innovative primary prevention programs.

Planting Prosperity Program Grant RFA (PDF)
Planting Prosperity Program Grant RFA Q&A (PDF)


Required RFA Forms:

*This is a sample of our Grant Agreement Terms and Conditions and is subject to change prior to grant execution. This document is meant to be used for reference only. Please review this document to ensure compliance can be met should you be awarded a grant.


Announcement: Parent Leadership Grant

Parent Leadership Grant: The Office of Child Abuse Prevention is pleased to announce the availability of up to $215,000 per year of federal for the Parent Leadership Program for fiscal years (FY) 2022-25. The Parent Leadership grant will provide funding to build a statewide team of parent leaders, including those previously involved in the child welfare system, to actively participate in program planning, development of policies and procedures, evaluation of systems, etc., at both the state and local levels. The desired outcomes of this grant include effective engagement of parents, and to elevate parent involvement in the policy decision-making process.

Parent Leadership Grant RFA (PDF)

Parent Leadership Grant RFA Q&A (PDF)

Parent Leadership Grant Award Announcement (PDF)


Announcement: Economic Empowerment Grant

Economic Empowerment Grant: The Office of Child Abuse Prevention is pleased to announce the availability of up to $750,000 per year of federal and state funding for the Economic Empowerment Program for up to ten grantees for fiscal years (FY) 2021-23. The Economic Empowerment grant will provide funding for support and training in the “Your Money, Your Goals” financial empowerment toolkit developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) throughout the state of California. The intent of the curriculum is to empower parents by building their ability to manage money, use financial services, and provide access to products that work for them, thus lowering financial stress and reducing the risk factors of child maltreatment.

Economic Empowerment Grant RFA (PDF)
Economic Empowerment Grant RFA Q & A
Announcement: Economic Empowerment Grant Awarded*


Announcement: Technical Assistance Grant

Technical Assistance Grant: The Office of Child Abuse Prevention is pleased to announce the availability of up to $1.5 million per year of federal and state funding for a Technical Assistance Program. The Technical Assistance Program will provide technical assistance to counties and prevention partners participating in collaborative child abuse and neglect prevention initiatives in California for fiscal years (FY) 2020-23.

Technical Assistance Grant RFA (PDF)
Technical Assistance Grant RFA Q&A (PDF)
Announcement: Technical Assistance Grant Awarded*


OCAP Awarded Grants

Announcement: Innovative Partnerships Awarded

The OCAP is pleased to announce that five applications were chosen to receive the award of approximately $35,000 per organization, per year.

The five organizations to be funded are: Court Appointed Special Advocates of Mendocino and Lake Counties, Center for Family Strengthening, Fresno Council on Child Abuse Prevention, Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County and Child Abuse Prevention Council of Sacramento.

The Innovative Partnerships grant provides funding to develop regional collaborative networks between Child Abuse Prevention Councils (CAPCs) and community stakeholders, in an effort to improve child abuse prevention outcomes.