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 to improve the well-being, permanency and safety outcomes of children who are in out-of-home placement as a result of a parent’s or caregiver’s methamphetamine or other substance abuse, or are at risk of such placement. 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, four additional 5-year grants were awarded.
Through the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) contract, CFF provides programmatic technical assistance to the RPG grantees 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 Technical Assistance Program, please visit the NCSCAW Website:
RPG Round I (2007-2012): https://www.ncsacw.samhsa.gov/technical/rpg-i.aspx
RPG Round I Extension Sites (2013-2015): https://www.ncsacw.samhsa.gov/technical/rpg-i-extension.aspx
RPG Round II (2012-2017): https://www.ncsacw.samhsa.gov/technical/rpg-ii.aspx
RPG Round III (2014-2019): https://www.ncsacw.samhsa.gov/technical/rpg-iii.aspx
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