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National Subgrants Program

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National Children's Alliance is a not-for-profit membership organization and accrediting body for the nation's children's advocacy centers (CACs). A CAC is a child-friendly facility in which law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical, and victim advocacy professionals work together to investigate abuse, help children heal from abuse, and hold offenders accountable. NCA was first federally funded in 1993 to develop and expand CACs across the country through a national subgrants program. Since that time, NCA has administered more than $200 million in federal funds for this purpose and has developed more than 924 CACs across the United States. This project furthers that effort through subgranting funds to provide CAC services and chapter resources throughout the country.

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National Children's Alliance
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The populations to be served through this program are victims of all types of child maltreatment and their families. NCA will continue to provide targeted subgrant categories (i.e., core services, program development, and program expansion of CACs) to support the further expansion of CAC services into underserved areas including rural, Tribal, and remote locations. These funds will also be used for existing CACs to expand services involving physical abuse, children with problematic sexual behaviors, and to promulgate evidenced-based treatments no matter where a child lives. National Children’s Alliance proposes to continue the success of this program by:

  1. Developing and publishing RFPs with DOJ approval. 
  2. Providing training and technical assistance specific to the release of the OJJDP-approved RFP. 
  3. Managing a national peer-review process to evaluate applications for funding. 
  4. Providing oversight and subgrant monitoring activities in accordance with the DOJ Grants Financial Guide. 

The program has several metrics to measure progress toward these goals, e.g., children and families served, clients receiving evidence based treatments, CACs developed in underserved areas, and CACs receiving training in quality improvement. 

National Children's Alliance is uniquely positioned to deliver a comprehensive and cohesive funding strategy to ensure that every child who has been victimized has access to a CAC and that those CACs provide consistent quality service and care across the national network.


  • Children's Advocacy Centers
  • Youth


Children's Advocacy Centers - member centers



Training and technical assistance specific to the release of the OJJDP-approved RFP.

Kim Hamm
Director of Member Services
[email protected]
202–548–0090, ext. 155

  • Preventing Child Abuse, Neglect, and Victimization
  • Supporting and Protecting Law Enforcement
  • Supporting Prosecutors

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Date Published: January 7, 2022