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 2014 annual survey and program six-month reporting, and remained in compliance with National CASA Association Standards.
2016 Grants Program
National CASA Association was competitively awarded a $4.5 million OJJDP National Mentoring Grant for FY 2015, 90 percent of which must be passed-through as sub-grants to CASA/GAL programs in at least 38 states. We will issue grants both to state organizations and local programs. Sub-grantees will also receive enhanced training and technical assistance as part of their projects and work in close partnership with National CASA Association.
OJJDP National Mentoring Grant program is designed to strengthen, expand, and
implement youth mentoring activities and youth development programming across
the nation, based on the belief that “every child deserves the opportunity to
grow up with the guidance and support of a caring adult.”
2015 Grants Program and Awards
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.
For the state growth and state development categories, the grants cycle began 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.
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 GrantsPolicy@casaforchildren.org.