Maryland Family Network (MFN) has announced a request for proposals to fund community-based child abuse prevention direct service and/or intermediary/pass through organizations. This funding opportunity will be managed by the MFN Strong Families Department and includes three priority areas: 1) Approaches that address primary prevention of child abuse and neglect through a public awareness campaign focusing on child development, positive parenting practices, and the promotion of protective factors, 2) Approaches that address secondary prevention of child abuse and neglect by increasing families’ economic mobility, improving access to resources for children and families, and eliminating financial stressors so that families can pursue opportunities and plan for the future, 3) Approaches that address primary and/or secondary prevention through enhanced collaboration among organizations focused on promoting protective factors and integrative approaches to preventing child abuse and neglect.  This funding opportunity is made possible by the federal Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 funds (FAIN #2101MDBCC6). The deadline for RFP submissions is June 23, 2023 at 5:00PM EST. 

Request for Proposals
Strong Families Grant Program – Community-based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) funding 

Important Dates, Links, & Requirements 

Award Period: September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024 (with the possibility of renewal based on a progress review) 

  • Issue Date: May 12, 2023
  • Letter of Intent Deadline: Due: June 9, 2023 by 5:00PM EST 
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: June 23, 2023 by 5:00PM EST

Technical Assistance Session: May 30, 2023 from 10:00AM-11:00AM EST

To view recording click here. Power Point slides from this session are available here. 

Questions about this grant announcement and its requirements will be accepted via email from May 12 through June 2, 2023 (no phone calls please). Click here to submit emailed questions.

 Request for Proposal & Supporting Documents 

  • Request for Proposal 
    Submit your Request for Proposal via the form below. Please label your document LastName_RFP.
  • Letter of Intent  
    Submit your Letter of Intent via the form below. Please label your document LastName_LOI. 
  • CBCAP Budget Sheets 
    Submit your CBCAP Budget Sheets via the form below. Please label your document LastName_Budget. 

Submit your proposals, LOI, and accompanying documents here. 

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