by Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter
MONTGOMERY—April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Beginning April 1, the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (ADCANP) will begin receiving applications from agencies who administer programs in their area to prevent child abuse and neglect.
“April is a time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children,” said Sallye Longshore, Executive Director. “Everyone’s participation is critical.”
ADCANP, also known as the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) is encouraging all individuals and organizations to help in the effort to ensure that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their family and children.
Grant applications are available at their website: http://ctf.alabama.gov. These funds will be awarded to those eligible entities through a competitive grant process who are seeking to establish programs that prevent child abuse and neglect. They are also releasing a Request for Proposal on their website providing all regulatory requirements and a timeline of related expectations.
Grant applications will be accepted online through May 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. CST.
CTF’s mission statement: “The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (ADCANP) secures resources to fund evidence-based community programs committed to the prevention of child maltreatment. We advocate for children and the strengthening of families.”