Children Trust Fund Now Accepting 2011 Grant Applications


Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) recently announced that the Children Trust Fund (CTF) Request for Application (RFA #01-11) is now available. Applicants eligible for funding through the CTF are community-based programs that address the prevention of child abuse and neglect. This year’s funding focuses on the provision of comprehensive support services to pregnant and parenting teens and young adults using evidence-based methods that will strengthen families and build protective factors in order to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Applicants may apply for up to $40,000 each year for three years. A 25 percent local match is required in the first year, and a 50 percent local match is required in the second and third years each. Applications are due May 10, 2011. The RFA can be found on the Department of General Services website at, enter Solicitation # 01-11 (enter numbers and dashes only).

A pre-proposal webinar will be held on March 24, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the purpose of answering any questions related to this RFA. Interested organizations may register by March 23, 2011 for the webinar through the Center for Schools and Communities website at

The Pennsylvania’s Children’s Trust Fund was created in 1988 by the General Assembly as a funding source for community-based children’s programs and services for child abuse and neglect prevention. Funding is provided through a $10 surcharge on all applications for marriage licenses and on all divorce complaints. The CTF operates under the administration of the Children’s Trust Fund Board and is supported by the Department of Public Welfare’s (DPW), Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

Contact: Tim Hennessey
(717) 787-3110