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CARTF Grant Information

The Governor's Task Force on Children at Risk supports the development of training and purchase of equipment in core competencies for professionals involved in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect.  



The Task Force is responsible for developing, establishing and operating programs designed to improve (Preference will be given to grant applicants that meet the below-stated objectives)

a. The handling of child abuse and neglect cases, particularly cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation; and

b. The handling of cases of suspected child abuse or neglect related fatalities; and

c. The investigation and prosecution of cases of child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation; and

d. The handling of cases involving children with disabilities or serious health-related problems who are victims of abuse or neglect.



Applicants must represent one of the disciplines as outlined in the Executive Order.

·        Grant requests addressing the need for training, equipment, and start-up of newly forming MDTs and CACs will be considered.

·        Grant requests for training will not be considered for one individual. The training must reach and benefit multiple participants.

·        Grants request must not exceed $9000.

·        Applications that focus on prevention are outside of the funding parameters and will not be considered.


Process and Notification

All grant applications will be screened and scored for accuracy and need before being presented to the general membership of the Task Force.

·        Applications will be accepted between March 1, 2018 through May 1, 2018.

·        Applications will be reviewed at the May CARTF meeting.

·        Grant Awardees will be notified on May 15, 2018

·        Award checks will be distributed by July 1, 2018.



·       As a condition of award, all grant recipients must submit a  progress report six months from the receipt of funds.  Failure to submit the  six-month report may result in the applicant being exluded from receiving funds in future funding cycles.



Completed grant applications  should be emailed to Ms. Karla Kinzel at by April 31, 2018.



1 2018 CARTF Grant Application