Proud Parenting Grant Program

Details

Purpose:

The intent of the Proud Parenting Program is to support young parents who are or were involved in the juvenile systems and/or who are considered crossover youth within the child welfare system. This grant program assists participants and their children by supporting approaches that increase parenting knowledge, supports positive parent-child interactions, and improves co-parenting relationships. 

Description:

The Proud Parenting Grant Program, previously known as the “Young Men as Fathers Program,” was originally established in 1997 under the California Youth Authority. In 2005, the Corrections Standards Authority assumed grant administration responsibility for the program and in 2012, upon its establishment, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) assumed responsibility. The intent of the Proud Parenting Program is to support young parents who are or were involved in the juvenile systems and/or who are considered crossover youth within the child welfare system. Participants must be 25 years old or younger at time of enrollment. This grant program assists participants and their children by supporting approaches that increase parenting knowledge, supports positive parent-child interactions, and improves co-parenting relationships. In addition, the grant helps to provide community linkages and encourages family-centered activities to strengthen generational bonding.

The annual state budget historically provides $835,000 for the Proud Parenting Grant Program, all of which is used for grant awards. Subject to a continued annual appropriation, this new grant cycle will begin on January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024 for project services. An additional three (3) months (January 1, 2025 through March 31, 2025) is solely for the purposes of completing and submitting the Local Evaluation Report and the Financial Audit.

An eligible applicant must be a:
• California County Office of Education,
• California County Probation Department,
• Federally Recognized Indian Tribe in California, or
• Not-for-Profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) in California

Successful applicants will be funded for three (3) one-year grant cycles up to a maximum of $100,000 per year.  Each subsequent year, up to two (2) additional years, will be funded at the amount requested in the original application for funding.

The Proud Parenting Grant Program does not require matching and/or leveraged funds.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

An eligible applicant must be a:
• California County Office of Education,
• California County Probation Department,
• Federally Recognized Indian Tribe in California, or
• Not-for-Profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) in California

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
November 18, 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1/1/2022-12/31/2024

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$835,000
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.
$1 – $100,000
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.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The annual state budget historically provides $835,000 for the Proud Parenting Grant Program, all of which is used for grant awards. Subject to a continued annual appropriation, this new grant cycle will begin on January 1, 2022.

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)

Funding Method Notes:

Grantees must submit invoices to the BSCC on a quarterly basis through the online process no later than 45 days following the end of each quarter.

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Helene Zentner, 1-916-838-7777, PP_Grants@bscc.ca.gov