2021-22 Electronic Suspected Child Abuse Reporting System (ES) Program RFP (2nd Release)

Portal ID:
8696
Status:
Closed (2 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The purpose of the ES Program is to improve the system of sharing information for suspected child abuse cases by establishing an electronic Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) system that will be used by district attorney offices, local law enforcement, and county child welfare services departments.

Description:

For many years, the Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) has been shared by county agencies primarily by fax, which has become technologically outdated. This method of sharing critical information is insufficient for timely and reliable communication.

In 2005, Los Angeles County identified the need for an electronic Suspected Child Abuse Report System (eSCARS) and developed a secure web-based database that is used by the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services, the district attorney’s office, and local law enforcement agencies.

In fiscal year 2016-17, the Cal OES Victim Services Branch released an RFP to fund three additional counties with CJA funds to develop and implement eSCARS. Santa Barbara County, Yolo County, and Fresno County were awarded funds and are currently finalizing their eSCARS development.

Through interviews with Santa Barbara County, Yolo County, Fresno County, and Los Angeles County, the eSCARS Guidance Document (Attachment A) was developed by NPC Research. The Guidance Document provides detailed steps for developing an eSCARS. This document must be used by the counties selected for funding.

The purpose of the ES Program is to improve the system of sharing information for suspected child abuse cases by establishing an electronic SCAR system that will be used by district attorney offices, local law enforcement agencies, and child welfare services departments.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

The Applicant must be a county district attorney’s office and must have cooperative participation with their county child welfare services department and local law enforcement agencies.

Eligible Geographies:

All California Counties

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
04/29/22
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
06/01/22 - 05/31/23

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$400,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$0 – $200,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

The Program is supported through Children’s Justice Act (CJA) Grant funds.

• CJA Grant funds assist states in developing, establishing, and operating programs designed to improve the response to cases of child abuse and neglect.

• Cal OES’s four-character code for this federal fund is CJA0. This code will be in the drop down on the Grant Subaward Face Sheet (Cal OES Form 2-101).

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Lance Stark, 1-916-328-7474, Lance.Stark@caloes.ca.gov