State & Local Programs

National CASA Association Grants Program

The purpose of the National CASA Association grants program is to build and strengthen our network of CASA/GAL programs and increase the number of abused and neglected children served by court-appointed advocates.

Only member programs in good standing with the National CASA Association are eligible to apply for grant funding. Member programs must have paid membership dues, submitted the 2015 annual survey and program six-month reporting, and remained in compliance with National CASA Association Standards.

2016 Grants Program

The National CASA Association is authorized to distribute funds through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), under the Victims of Child Abuse Act (P.L. 101-647), for the purpose of increasing the number of abused and neglected children assigned a CASA volunteer or volunteer guardian ad litem (GAL) to advocate for their best interests. These are federal funds and may only be used to serve abused and neglected children who are the subjects of civil child abuse proceedings. 

All funds are contingent on an annual appropriation by Congress and subsequent approval by OJJDP.

Open to CASA/GAL state organizations and informal state networks

2016 State Development Grant – Up to $75,000 – to strengthen and further develop an existing state CASA/GAL organization with limited capacity or develop a state organization in a state where one does not currently exist (eligible states HI, ID, MA, MN, MT, NV, SD)

Download Grant  Application Instructions

Link to grant application on Key Survey

https://app.keysurvey.com/portal/#1051278

Open to CASA/GAL state organizations

2016 Capacity Building – Up to $50,000 – to build capacity of an existing state organization

Download Grant  Application Instructions

Link to Grant  Application on Key Survey

https://app.keysurvey.com/portal/#1051278

2016 Growth – Up to $250,000 – to support statewide initiatives to significantly increase the number of abused and neglected children served by CASA/GAL volunteers.

Download GrantApplication Instructions

Download Pass Through Funds Worksheet

Link to Grant Application on Key Survey

https://app.keysurvey.com/portal/#1051278

Renewal Grant Opportunities

National CASA is offering a renewal grant opportunity for state organizations and informal networks that received a 2015 state growth grant or a 2015 state development grant. Your organization will be contacted with necessary information if you are eligible for a renewal grant. If you have questions about the renewal grant process or application please contact memberservices@casaforchildren.org

2016 Mentoring Grants Program (closed)

Through a competitive national grants process, National CASA Association was awarded $4.5 million through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) FY 15 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative.  National CASA Association applied for this grant as a National Mentoring Program, which requires sub-awarding 90% ($4.05 million) of the total award to state and local programs in at least 38 states.  

For the state awareness and recruitment campaign and youth advocacy sub-grants, the grants cycle began on July 1, 2016 and end on June 30, 2017

List of 2016 Mentoring Grant Awardees

Inquiries about National CASA Association's 2015 Grants Program may be sent to GrantsPolicy@casaforchildren.org.




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