Local Prevention Council

home_MI-CTFThe Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center is the Local Child Abuse Prevention Council for the Tri-County Area, which includes Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and Kalkaska counties. The mission of the Local Council is the prevention of child abuse and neglect through increased public awareness and education.

Local councils are independent, community-based organizations that identify needs and facilitate collaborative prevention programs for children and families in their communities.

The Local Council is a Children’s Trust Fund Designated Council. The Children’s Trust Fund is a statewide, non-profit organization also dedicated to the prevention of abuse and neglect. The CTF works in partnership with the local councils that serve Michigan’s 83 counties.

A recent community needs assessment determined that sexual abuse prevention programs and education regarding infant safe sleep is needed in the tri-county area.  The Local Council is utilizing grant support from the Children’s Trust Fund to address these needs.

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The Michigan Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) is accepting competitive bid applications to fund child abuse and neglect prevention services. Successful grantees can receive up to $50,000 per year for 3 ½ years beginning in April of 2017. Ten new grants will be funded.

  • This funding opportunity is for community-based secondary direct prevention programs/services designed to promote strong, nurturing families and prevent child abuse and neglect. The target population is families that have risks or challenges in their lives that, if left unattended, could result in parenting and child development difficulties, and, the risk of child abuse or neglect.
  • The funding is not to support programs for children and families where child abuse and neglect has been substantiated.
  • These Direct Services Grants are currently funding innovative services and supports statewide. Examples include, but are not limited to the following.
    • Evidenced based home visitation such as Healthy Families America and Parents as Teachers
    • Respite care services for families in difficult, transitional periods
    • Services for families with incarcerated parents
    • Parent Education Support Groups in Family Resource Centers
    • Positive Parenting using the Triple P Model

Please share this information widely in your communities with any who may have interest in applying. This is a unique opportunity to receive funds dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Technical points regarding the application process follow.

  • Proposals must be submitted electronically via EGrAMS to be considered for award. Bids must be received in EGrAMS on or before the due date of August 25, 2016 no later than 3:00 p.m., as specified in EGrAMS. The following link is a guide for registering with EGrAMS. http://www.egrams-mi.com/ctf/User/home.aspx

For more information contact:

Scott Addison

Ph: (517) 335-7770

Email: addisons1@michigan.gov

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