Through a special Request for Applications (RFA) process, SJI will award grants to further improve state court efforts in addressing child abuse and neglect. SJI intends to award grants that will enhance state and local court ability to handle these challenging cases, and better serve youth and their families. In addition to meeting all other application requirements, SJI will give priority consideration for funding to projects that focus on institutionalizing, replicating, and/or building on national best practices and procedures in child abuse and neglect cases.
Cash match for these grants will be waived; however, applicants are encouraged to include as much cash and in-kind match as possible towards their proposed project.
Applications, along with all required forms and attachments, are due to SJI the SJI Grant Management System (GMS) by March 15, 2023, to be eligible for consideration for the first round of review. Applications received after March 15, 2023, will be reviewed, and if approved, awarded on a rolling basis in FY2023. It is anticipated that awards will be made beginning May 1, 2023.