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Message ID: 8091
Date: 2009-03-17

Author:Trudy Festinger

Subject:Re: grants for child welfare research

Todd- Just a quick historical comment from an old kid on the block: Many years ago CB regularly issued requests for child welfare research proposals in various areas, including investigator generated research. The latter allowed investigators to request funding for whatever research ideas they had. I noticed that one year, and I cannot remember the year – perhaps the 1980’s - the CB funding appropriation for all such child welfare research was zero. When I inquired, I was told that CB had requested funding but there was no appropriation. I was never able to learn the reason for this. Even more recently I was also told by someone at CB (can’t recall who) that a decision to fund NSCAW funneled all extra dollars for child welfare research into that project. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the last statement, as it was simply someone’s opinion. Trudy on 3/12/09 5:39 PM, Todd McDonald at tmac5528@yahoo.com wrote: With all the money going to NIH for new grants it strikes me as odd that the childrens bureau has so little money for child welfare research. Why is that? Why is there so little federal money dedicated to child welfare issues? The CB grants always seem to be limited to resource centers and programming. Can someone shed light on this issue? Todd

Todd- Just a quick historical comment from an old kid on the block: Many years ago CB regularly issued requests for child welfare research proposals in various areas, including investigator generated research. The latter allowed investigators to request funding for whatever research ideas they had. I noticed that one year, and I cannot remember the year – perhaps the 1980’s - the CB funding appropriation for all such child welfare research was zero. When I inquired, I was told that CB had requested funding but there was no appropriation. I was never able to learn the reason for this. Even more recently I was also told by someone at CB (can’t recall who) that a decision to fund NSCAW funneled all extra dollars for child welfare research into that project. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the last statement, as it was simply someone’s opinion. Trudy on 3/12/09 5:39 PM, Todd McDonald at tmac5528yahoo.com wrote: With all the money going to NIH for new grants it strikes me as odd that the childrens bureau has so little money for child welfare research. Why is that? Why is there so little federal money dedicated to child welfare issues? The CB grants always seem to be limited to resource centers and programming. Can someone shed light on this issue? Todd