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Funding Opportunity for Child Welfare Agencies and Tribes for LGBTQ2-S Youth in Foster Care

On March 1, the National Quality Improvement Center on Tailored Services, Placement Stability and Permanency for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Two Spirit Children and Youth in Foster Care at the University of Maryland announced an upcoming grant opportunity for implementation of evidence-based, evidence-informed, and/or promising programs and interventions to address the unique needs of children and youth with diverse sexual orientations and gender identity expressions in foster care.

Lead agencies must be state or county child welfare agencies or federally-recognized tribes, who are expected to partner with private agencies and others for the projects. The full announcement will be released March 13, and proposals will be due April 21. Grants are between $100,000 and $300,000 per year for five years.

This is a great opportunity for child welfare agencies, tribes and other organizations with whom you work to bring stakeholders together to meet the needs of LGBTQ2-S youth in foster care.

Click here to view the pre-announcement.