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DFCS Annual Funding Opportunity Announcement

For Georgia Non-Profit and Public Entities ONLY 
FFY2019 Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program

DFCS Statement of Need

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services is pleased to announce the release date of a funding opportunity for family-serving, non-profit agencies and public entities through its Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program.  PSSF provides funding for community-based services to children and families who may be at risk for child abuse and neglect or have had confirmed reports of child abuse and neglect and are involved with the state’s child welfare agency. 

PSSF Statement of Need (SoN) Release:  Thursday, March 15, 2018

Statement of Need detailing application guidelines, proposal, and contract requirements for FFY2019 will be posted and available for download at under the Funding Opportunities tab. 

Mandatory Bidders Meeting: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

9:30am - 12:30pm

SafeCare Session* to follow 1:30pm - 3:00pm 

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA  30339

Registration is NOT required.

All agencies interested in submitting a proposal for FFY2019 PSSF funding MUST send an appropriate representative to the Bidders Meeting.  Applicants are required to submit proposals electronically.  Usernames and passwords used to upload proposals will only be available at the Bidders Meeting.

*  The SafeCare session is only for those applicants interested in submitting a proposal for a SafeCare Augumented program.  SafeCare Augmented is an evidence-based home visitation model for at-risk families with children 0-5.  This informational session will provide you with an overview to SafeCare, how it can be implemented in your community, and how to best approach the PSSF application.  You will hear from Program Developers at Georgia State University and from a current agency that is providing SafeCare in Georgia.

Technical Assistance:  March 21 – 30, 2018

Information on requesting technical assistance will be included in the SoN document and communicated at the Bidders Meeting. 

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 12:00 NOON EDT

Proposals must be submitted electronically, as directed in SoN, and received in their entirety by the deadline.

Contract Period: October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019


Francis Hollis Brain Foundation Fund

The 2018 Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund grant application is live!
Inspired by the lifetime legacy of giving of David and Frances Brain, the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta supports nonprofits that benefit vulnerable and underserved communities. The Fund addresses primary needs to enhance the well-being of individuals and families living in metro Atlanta, with priority given to organizations working in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. Grants range from $5,000-$10,000 for each 12-month period.

Areas of Interest and Priorities:
The Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund supports nonprofits that benefit individuals living in metropolitan Atlanta. Georgia grantmaking places priority on addressing the primary needs of the underserved, such as food, shelter, clothing and healthcare.
Specific areas of interest:

  • Early childhood education
  • Healthcare
  • Hunger prevention and food security
  • Homelessness alleviation


  • Geography – Cobb, Gwinnett, Fulton, DeKalb
  • Underserved, disadvantaged adults, children and families
  • At-risk populations, including seniors, and individuals with disabilities and special needs

The application deadline for the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund's 2018 grant cycle is Monday, April 2 at noon.

To learn more about the Fund's guidelines and to apply, click here.