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.

2015 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), as authorized 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.

Please note that the application period for all 2015 National CASA Association grants is now closed.

For the state growth and state development categories, the grants cycle begins on October 1, 2015 and ends on September 30, 2016. Local program and state resource grants will begin on January 1, 2016 and end on December 31, 2016. Awards will be announced on November 10. 

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 2014 annual survey and program six-month reporting, and remained in compliance with National CASA Association Standards. 


Please view our Frequently Asked Questions document for the 2015 Grants Program.

Inquiries about National CASA Association's 2015 Grants Program may be sent to

2015 Grant Awards

Please check back soon for a list of 2015 awardees.

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