Purpose: Each year, the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund (LCTF) releases a statewide funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to community stakeholders for programmatic and conference reimbursement grants. Grant applications received are first evaluated by the Executive Director for compliance with LCTF requirements. Applications that meet the requirements are then randomly assigned to a volunteer grant review team who are responsible for independently reviewing and scoring the individual applications. The three scores are combined and an average composite score determined. The scores are forwarded to the LCTF Board of Directors’ Grant Review Committee which makes recommendations to the LCTF’s Board of Directors. Those recommendations are then forwarded to the Louisiana Children’s Cabinet for final approval.
Who’s Eligible: Grant reviewers are typically individuals with a child and family or education related background that possess a bachelor’s degree or higher and are willing to commit the necessary time to thoroughly review no more than 5 grant applications. The average grant application is no more than 10-12 pages and usually takes between 30-60 minutes to review and score.
Expectations of Reviewers:
If you have questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 225.342.2245 or via email at Katina.Semien@la.gov.
GRANT REVIEWER APPLICATION FORM - Due by January 31, 2021
The 2020-2025 Louisiana Children's Trust Fund State Plan for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect has been released. The new guide will be in place for five years. It will offer updated statistics, general information on child abuse and neglect prevention, regional data and findings, and funding recommendations. The statewide and regional information was determined through a region-by-region series of focus groups, survey data and interviews.
This will be the first year that the LCTF grant funding recommendations will be universal for the state and it will be dependent on the use of regional data to create plans that will be specific for the area to be served.
In light of the recent devastation suffered due to Hurricane Laura, please find helpful tips below. Please feel free to share with your networks.
Regarding FEMA assistance, it is important to share that additional parishes may be added to this declaration, as damage assessments are ongoing.
People who sustained losses in Hurricane Laura in the designated parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis can begin applying for assistance today by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
In Case of Incident
If you think you or someone else has been exposed to carbon monoxide, move the person into fresh air and call your doctor or healthcare provider. If someone has been electrocuted, call 911 for emergency care instructions.
Katina M. Semien, Esq. - Executive Director
Louisiana Children's Trust Fund
The FRIENDS National Center for CBCAP is excited to share the 2018 CBCAP State Summary of Exemplary Practices: Building Effective Collaboration. The summary provides an overview of the CBCAP Annual Reports submitted to the Children's Bureau each year by each State Lead Agency (SLA). It highlights activities and services implemented during the 2018 funding year, including information on core services and amounts funded in each state, a downloadable CBCAP infographic, and examples of reported activities in CBCAP topic-related areas.
Exemplary practices from 21 selected state reports are shared across CBCAP topic-related areas and include examples of:
The CDC has a new Toolkit for Young Adults: 15 to 21 that includes easy to read FAQ’s, fact sheets, infographics, PSA’s, social media messages, and videos. The webpage contains a Coronavirus Self-Checker with questions to help individuals determine if they need to seek medical care. Compiled mental health resources are also published on the Support For Teens and Young Adults webpage to include COVID-19 prevention messages along with contact information for disaster, domestic violence, child abuse, and suicide prevention services. The CDC has identified these resources to be particularly useful for communicating with youth. In addition, on the Toolkit for K-12 Schools, programs can find updated social media messages, posters, and videos on how to properly wear face masks, appropriately practice social distancing, and safely manage youth sports.