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Question: The grant terms are three years for the pilot project. In addition to the project coordinator, there is a budget opportunity for additional staff, either at the service providers to increase capacity to carry out the goals of this pilot, or/and for caseworkers at the county level.
Question: Again, under activities – is there a preferred formula to arrive at the 5% of adults receiving the Stewards of Children program. (Do we use the county census?)
Question: We have a significant Spanish-speaking population in our county and wanted to know if the programs delivered in the pilot are offered in Spanish.
Question: We only have statistics of SA reports from the latter half of 2015, due to expunctions. We began an internal tracking mechanism in July 2015. Are we able to extrapolate using the information we have from July-December? Additionally, we do have more than the 200 reports needed in 2016.
Question: Do 70% of districts need to be signed on at the time of application or is it that districts accounting for 70% of students need to be signed on at the time of application?
Question: For Safe Touches, do 100% of second-grade classrooms need to be reached within the public school district or, more broadly, do 100% of classrooms need to be reached within all schools including charter schools (i.e., are charter schools considered districts)?
Question: Can Safe Touches be delivered in larger groups (e.g., assemblies) within the school, or does it have to be delivered at the classroom level?
Question: We know that we are going to have a somewhat challenging time convincing the majority of our school superintendents to provide support without more information about the Safe Touches curriculum. Is there a way to get more information about it? How long would you estimate the research assessments will take?
Question: Again under the activities: Safe Touches – what qualifies as 70% cooperation of the school districts – do we only need to involve public schools or is the expectation to capture parochial, charter, home based, etc.
Question: Would a limited (contiguous) geographic region within a populous county be considered as a service area for this project? If so, would an entire smaller county be a preferred service area over a smaller section of a large/populous county?
Question: Are points awarded based on population of county (more people/greater program reach)?
Question: Do agencies who apply need to contact those entities that provide Stewards of Children or train for Safe Touches in advance of the grant application? Or will this be managed by the CC and CMSN after approval?
Question: Under line to be implemented with parents. Can you send me a list of evidence based programs other than the SafeCare and Incredible Years?
Question: (Page 7, Section 7, (3), ii) – For those parents referred to these parent-education programs and who also have a GPS designation, this is taken to mean that we would count and track ONLY those people with cases that are OPEN with CYS, AND have the GPS designation, and thus have a referral made for the program, correct? We would not count those parents referred who do not have an open case with CYS, correct?
Question: For the media campaign component: Is the topic of the media campaign restricted to the issues in this solicitation (physical and sexual abuse), or can a broader approach to the campaign be considered (including issues such as co-sleeping and the risks that causes as it relates to potential harm to a child)?
Question: (Page 10, Section 9, a, 3) “Describe how your county tracks LEO case that may not be captured by CYS or the county data system…”
Question: Does an entity representing county government need to be the lead applicant if there is a letter of commitment from the CYS agency and all required attachments are provided? In this case, could a non-profit service provider be the lead applicant with the support and commitment of the CYS agency? (i.e., can a non-profit service provider represent county government, with the CYS agency applying as a partner)
Question: The requirement under the activities (#7) for a threshold goal of 100% of parents with GPS designation to have the parenting education – how do we arrive at understanding who has a having a GPS designation.
Question: We are coordinating with the County’s District Attorney’s Office for this pilot, and they wanted to know if they are able to hire an administrative person to help process the overwhelming amount of CY104s and 47s. The Children’s Advocacy Center is run out of the DA’s Office and they are struggling with dramatic increase in child abuse allegations.
Question: I have a question about the Endowment Act - Prevention and who can apply. On page 6 under "5. Eligible applicants:" it says "county commissioners, DAs and/or county CYS agencies are eligible." Does this mean that nonprofits that are already doing this work in our county cannot apply?
Question: If all other eligibility requirements are met, does the fact that our county already uses Stewards of Children and has trained 5% of our county population disqualify us from this grant?
Question: (Page 13, Section 9, (f), 2) – In our county (to the best of my knowledge), all CYS reports are sent to the DA’s Office. But even when sent and reviewed by the DA’s, under certain circumstances, even when charges are filed, this may not trigger a case to be re-opened at CYS.
Question: Can additional staff or local evaluation contractors conduct consent process and collect assessment data, or is the county coordinator the only person who can be budgeted for those tasks?
Question: Our CAC is a program of a Hospital and the Hospital has been the applicant in other PCCD projects. We are unclear if we can be the applicant from the announcement. We partner with OCYS, DA but would need clarity as to who has to be the formal applicant. Currently we are the only partner set up in PCCD egrant system.