ACL Accepting Applications to Identify Exemplary Kinship and Grandfamily Policies, Practices, and Programs

Funded by Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network helps government agencies and nonprofits within states, tribes, and territories work across boundaries to improve supports and services for families in which grandparents, other relatives, or close family friends are raising children.

The Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network is identifying and designating exemplary kinship and grandfamilies policies, practices, and programs, with the goal of sharing replicable strategies with others. The Network encourages applications from government agencies in states, tribes, and territories, as well as kinship navigator programs and other community-based organizations that serve kinship and grandfamilies.

A submission may focus on a distinct policy, practice, or program, including a culturally-based or culturally-specific program, or it may incorporate elements of multiple policies, practices, and programs. Exemplary efforts that promote cross-system collaboration on behalf of kinship and grandfamilies are of particular interest.

More information can be found on the application page here. The application deadline is Wednesday, November 16, 2022