Workforce Development

This funding opportunity will establish, by awarding one cooperative agreement, a National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) to advance federal priorities to improve safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes. The NCWWI will work with jurisdictions (states, territories, tribes) to diversify the child welfare workforce at all levels and to improve performance, well-being, and recruitment practices. The NCWWI will work closely with jurisdictions in the development and complete a broad range of technical assistance and training activities that promote innovative, promising, and evidence-informed child welfare workforce practices; support workforce and leadership development; improve agency culture and climate and increase retention, and increase culturally responsive practice. To specifically address the workforce crisis, the NCWWI will play a national leadership role in child welfare workforce development and recruitment to include support of university-agency partnerships and launch of a national awareness campaign to address both recruitment and retention challenges in child welfare that will change public perception.CB intends to continue a multi-pronged approach to building the capacity of the child welfare workforce, building upon the lessons learned through previous CB workforce initiatives, using workforce metrics and best practices to inform and develop optimal technical assistance/training, and implementing evidence-informed or evidence-based strategies to improve overall practice.

Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations
Due Date
Jul 31, 2023
RFP Release Date
May 26, 2023
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Match Required?
Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CB
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