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.

2014 Federal Local and State Grants Cycle – Now Closed

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  • Applications Due: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 5 p.m. PT- The application process is now closed.
  • Applications Reviewed: June 16 to August 15, 2014
  • Awards Announced: August 18, 2014
  • Grant Period: October 1, 2014 to September, 2015

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 your regional program officer with regards to the nature of the emergency prior to submitting the application. Please email Coral Edward, grants program manager, for a grant application.

2014 Evidence-Based Enhancements, Fostering Futures Training and Youth Advocacy Local and State Grants  

Congratulations to all the programs that received grant awards (click to view list).

Grant Period: June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015   

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Fostering Futures Renewal



Youth Advocacy – Local Renewal



Youth Advocacy – State Renewal






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