TEXAS CHILD CENTERED CARE

GRANTS

AbouT T3C Readiness Grants

The rollout of T3C includes funding for implementation grants for providers.  These grants are an acknowledgment that the provider network will have work to do to be ready to serve children under the new requirements of T3C. In Fiscal Year 2024, the Texas Legislature allocated $6 million for provider readiness, along with $350,000 for each SSCC to prepare their catchment area. Texas DFPS has contracted with ACH Child & Family Services, who has partnered with the SSCCs and the Texas Center to quickly distribute the funds through a series of grants. Both network and legacy providers are eligible for grant awards, not just those who contract with SSCCs.

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T3C

READINESS BUILDING GRANTS

T3C Ready

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

T3C Provider Readiness Grant Opportunities
In partnership with Single Source Continuum Contractors (SSCCs) across Texas, ACH Child and Family Services seeks applications for provider readiness grants.  Two types of grants are bring released for application: Building Grants, for providers who need developmental work for T3C, and Operations Grants, for providers who are advanced in their readiness. 

Requests for Application (RFAs) will open on May 8 and close on May 24 at 5:00 pm. Application instructions, RFA links, and cost proposal documents for each grant will be released on May 8. 

Organizations may apply for both the T3C Operations grant and the T3C Building grants. However, if awarded a T3C Operations grant, organizations will not be considered for a T3C Readiness Building grant. Applicants can receive up to two T3C Readiness Building Grants, based on available funding. Provider organizations that function under multiple license/permit types may only apply for a single Operations Grant and/or up to two Building Grants. ACH seeks to award grants across the continuum of care and service packages, particularly for organizations serving children with the highest needs. Additional grant funds have been appropriated for Fiscal Year 2025.

As we receive grant questions, those questions and associated answers are posted on our Questions & Answers page. 

Please note that these grant opportunities are appropriate for 24-hour residential child care providers, Day Care Centers are not eligible to apply.

T3C Building Grants


RFA Release Date May 8, 2024, closes May 24 at 5:00 pm

Building grants will fund providers needing developmental work for readiness, to participate in trainings and/or to obtain technical assistance and consultation in readiness activities for T3C. Organizations may seek technical assistance or consultation regarding how to begin to transition their programs to meet T3C requirements including areas such as:

  • Changes to policies and procedures consistent with selected primary models and targeted service package(s) the provider will be delivering.
  • New targeted and upfront training for intake, case managers, directors, foster parents (if applicable), direct delivery staff (if applicable), etc. on primary models/service packages and CANS 3.0 assessment tool and process.
  • IT changes to support operating under the new service array.
  • Data collection, tracking, and reporting changes.
  • Changes to cost collection to populate a more robust cost report.

Selected organizations will receive up to $20,000 in grant funds. Providers can apply for up to two Readiness Building Grants; however, they must designate a priority application.  Second applications will be considered only after all primary or priority provider applications have been evaluated and only should there be funding remaining to support additional grants. These grant funds must be obligated by December 1, 2024. If funds are not obligated, then they are considered unspent. Any funding that is not obligated for grant purposes must be returned to ACH by this time. 

T3C Operations Grants


RFA Release Date May 8, 2024, closes May 24 at 5:00 pm

Operations Grants are specifically targeted for organizations that are advanced in their ability to meet the requirements to apply to be credentialed to serve in the T3C service array in early 2025. These grants are not appropriate for organizations who are in the exploration stages or still in the process of determining how to move forward within T3C or are considering providing a service they don’t currently provide, but rather for organizations who are advanced in their ability to meet requirements and anticipate applying to be credentialed in one or more services package(s) in early 2025. 

Operation Grant applications must apply to activities within the following objectives:

  • Changes to policies and procedures consistent with selected primary models and targeted service package(s) the provider will be delivering.
  • New targeted and upfront training for intake, case managers, directors, foster parents (if applicable), direct delivery staff (if applicable), etc. on primary models/service packages and CANS 3.0 assessment tool and process.
  • IT changes to support operating under the new service array.
  • Data collection, tracking, and reporting changes.
  • Changes to cost collection to populate a more robust cost report.
Selected organizations will receive up to $150,000 in grant funds. These grant funds must be obligated by December 1, 2024. If funds are not obligated, then they are considered unspent. Any funding that is not obligated for grant purposes must be returned to ACH by this time.

DFPS received federal funds to assist providers in becoming accredited as required for QRTP settings (GRO Tier II Service Packages).  DFPS anticipates opening additional funding opportunities early Summer 2024. Additional information can be found on the DFPS Website.

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If you’ve got mechanical questions about the Blueprint or T3C structure or requirements, please contact DFPS below. 

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