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Regional Partnership Grants

Children and Family Futures (CFF), provides technical assistance to the Regional Partnership Grantees (RPG) through its National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) contract.

In October 2007, the Administration on Children Youth and Families (ACYF), Children’s Bureau (CB) awarded grants to 53 partnerships across the country, including 7 tribes. NCSACW provided programmatic technical assistance to the grantees. The outcomes of the grants were measured in a performance measurement system focused on documenting child safety, permanency, and well-being; systems improvement; and treatment-related outcomes such as timeliness of treatment access, length of stay in treatment, and parents’ recovery. In September 2012, ACYF/CB awarded 17 new RPGs and 2-year extension grants to 8 of the 53 original grantees. This was made possible by Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112-34) signed into law in September 2011. In September 2014, ACYF/CB awarded four additional 5-year grants.

The RPGs implement varied interventions, such as family drug courts, comprehensive substance use disorder treatment, or in-home parenting and child safety support for families. NCSACW provides programmatic technical assistance to the RPGs on a variety of topics, including collaborative practice and policy, program sustainability, trauma-informed services, evidence-based and evidence-informed services to children, treatment and recovery support services, and family-centered substance abuse intervention and treatment practices for women and families.

For more information on the RPG Program, reports, and a listing of past and current grantees and their profiles, visit the NCSACW website at:

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