Janice K. Brewer State of Arizona Cassandra A. Larsen
Governor Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families Director
Notice for Intent to Release a Request for Grant Application Solicitation
Solicitation No: CJ-CSG-13-3365-00
Solicitation Title: The Children’s Justice Act Grant Program
Release Date of RFGA: August 29, 2012, RFGA will be posted on the
Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families website
Issuing Agency: The Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families
Commodity Codes: 952, Procureaz Human Services Commodity Codes
You are registered as a supplier with the State of Arizona PROCUREAZ automated e-Procurement system for the
commodity code listed above. This letter is your official notification that the State of Arizona intends to issue a solicitation
for competitive sealed grant applications to provide services aligned with the Children’s Justice Act Grant Program. A fact
sheet for the proposed solicitation requirements is attached for your review.
This is the only notification you will receive.
If you wish to submit an offer, you must obtain the solicitation document. A link is now offered to obtain information
and/or the Request for Grant Application document from the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families by
clicking on the website listed below on or after August 29, 2012.
It is the sole responsibility of the prospective applicant to view the website for updated information.
IF INTERNET ACCESS IS UNAVAILABLE:
If you do not have access to the internet, you may fax, mail, or hand-carry your request to obtain a copy of the RFGA to
the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families to:
Contact: Sarah Bean, Procurement Manager
Fax Number: (602) 542-1329
Address: 1700 West Washington Street, Suite 500, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Whether you choose to fax, mail, or hand-carry your request to the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth, and Families,
please use this registration notice if you do not have Internet access. Provide your name, address, and telephone number
on the lines below. It is not necessary to return any attachment pages, such as the Fact Sheet. To ensure accuracy in
transmission of information, telephone requests cannot be accepted.
PLEASE NOTE: The RFGA will be available for release August 29, 2012.
Registration (use only if internet access is UNAVAILABLE):
It is the sole responsibility of the prospective applicant to view the website for updated information
1700 West Washington Street, Ste 500, Phoenix, AZ 85007 * Main Phone: 602-542-4043 * Fax: 602-542-1329 * www.gocyf.az.gov
Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families
Children’s Justice Act Grant
Request for Grant Application 2013
What Is the Children’s Justice Act Grant Program?
The Children’s Justice Act Grant Program is a formula based program administered by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. The authorizing legislation for this grant program can be
found at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/laws_policies/cblaws/capta/capta2010.pdf
Section 107(a) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act authorizes grants to States for the
purpose of assisting in developing, establishing, and operating programs designed to improve;
The handling of child abuse and neglect cases, particularly cases of child sexual abuse and
exploitation, in a manner which limits additional trauma to the child victim;
The handling of cases of suspected child abuse or neglect related fatalities;
The investigation and prosecution of cases of child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual
abuse and exploitation; and
The handling of cases involving children with disabilities or serious health-related problems
who are victims of abuse or neglect.
What Will This RFGA Fund?
Grant funds should be used to support the following categories from Section 107(e)(1)(A) (B) and (C)
of the Children’s Justice Act:
Investigative, administrative, and judicial handling of cases of child abuse and neglect,
including child sexual abuse and exploitation, as well as cases involving suspected child
maltreatment related fatalities and cases involving a potential combination of jurisdictions,
such as interstate, Federal-State, and State-Tribal, in a manner which reduces the
additional trauma to the child victim and the victim's family and which also ensures
procedural fairness to the accused. Potential activities may include but are not limited to:
o Training for professionals involved in the investigation and prosecution of
child abuse and child exploitation cases.
o Information technology that improves case tracking and reporting
capabilities at advocacy centers and Interagency Council and
o Updating forensic equipment to conduct investigations of child abuse and
Experimental, model, and demonstration programs for testing innovative approaches and
techniques which may improve the prompt and successful resolution of civil and criminal
court proceedings or enhance the effectiveness of judicial and administrative action in child
abuse and neglect cases, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation cases, including
the enhancement of performance of court-appointed attorneys and guardians ad litem for
children, and which also ensure procedural fairness to the accused. Potential activities may
include but are not limited to:
o Supporting the development and on-going operations of child and family
advocacy centers in responding to child victims of abuse (case handling,
processes for the investigation and prosecution of child abuse).
o Increasing county protocol awareness and strengthening team
responsibility for coordinating efforts and best practices through
Interagency Councils (IACs) and Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs).
Who Is Eligible to Apply For These Funds?
Arizona non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations
Arizona local, county or state government entities
Arizona Tribal Nations and communities
Any partnership of the above listed organizations (a fiscal agent must be designated)
Total Amount of Available Funds
Based upon approval of the federal formula funding, the total amount of funding available for this
Request for Grant Application is approximately $286,000. The average award amount is between
$15,000 and $70,000 depending upon the number and quality of applications. Anticipated awards for
this funding will be for one twelve month period, with a one-year renewable option. Anticipated
awards will begin January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
August 22, 2012 Notice of Intent to Issue a Solicitation/Fact Sheet available to the public
August 29, 2012 Request for Grant Application (RFGA) available on-line at:
September 5, 2012 Pre-application conference, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Arizona Time) at
the State Capitol, Executive Tower, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1700 W.
Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007.
October 12, 2012 Applications due to the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families,
1700 W. Washington, Suite 230, Phoenix, AZ by 3:00 p.m. (Arizona
January 1, 2013 Grant awards become effective
How to Get a Copy of the RFGA?
Please visit the following web site on or after August 29, 2012: http://gocyf.az.gov/Grants.asp.
If internet access is unavailable, please submit the Notice of Intent form with your contact
information to Sarah Bean by fax to (602) 542-1329.
For questions, please contact Sarah Bean, Procurement Manager, in the Governor’s Accounting
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (602) 542-1329.