State & Local Programs

National CASA Grants Program

Since 1993, OJJDP has enabled National CASA to distribute grants totaling $122 million to CASA and guardian ad litem programs.

The purpose of the National CASA grants program is to build and strengthen our network of state organizations and local programs, whose court-appointed volunteers help abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes.

The National CASA Association is authorized to distribute funds through a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to state CASA/GAL organizations, state networks and local CASA/GAL programs. Grant funds are 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 appropriation by the US Congress and subsequent approval by OJJDP.

2015 Grants Cycle

The National CASA Association Board of Trustees has approved the 2015 grants policy. We are now working on defining the grant categories, determining grant amounts, developing the applications and timeline for the process. Once the process and documents are completed, we will communicate the timeline and grant application process through CASA/GAL News and will update our Grants page.

National CASA held a webinar on May 21 for Local Program staff to hear about the 2015 Grants cycle. View the recording of this webinar. View the PowerPoint from this webinar.

2015 Evidence-Based Enhancements, Fostering Futures Training and Youth Advocacy Local and State Renewal Grants

Congratulations to all the programs that received grant awards.

Grant Period: June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016

List of Awardees

Main Categories

Total Award Amount

Total Number of Awards

Evidence-Based Enhancements Renewal



Fostering Futures Training Renewal



Youth Advocacy – Local Renewal



Youth Advocacy – State Renewal






2014 Ongoing Funding Opportunity – Emergency Grants

National CASA is now accepting applications for emergency grants. Grant funds requested are to be related to natural or man-made disasters and/or extreme hardships. Consult with a Member Services Associate with regards to the nature of the emergency prior to submitting the application. Please email Coral Edward, Member Services Associate, for a grant application.




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