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Apps Open for Programs Preventing Abuse and Exploitation
Kentucky Ag Connection - 01/19/2021

The Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (CSAEP) Board within the Office of the Attorney General has opened 2022 fiscal year grant applications for programs preventing child abuse and exploitation. Submissions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. EST on Feb. 26. Kentucky non-profits, public agencies, and Children's Advocacy Centers, dedicated to eliminating child abuse and exploitation, are encouraged to apply.

Each year, the CSAEP Board awards statewide and regional grants to Kentucky non-profits and public agencies operating child sexual abuse and exploitation programs. The Board also provides financial support for medical examinations of children believed to be victims of abuse through the Child Sexual Abuse Medical Reimbursement Program. In addition to this program, the CSAEP Board provides up to $5,000 in funding to statewide non-profit and government agencies for conferences related to child sexual abuse prevention.

Organizations may apply for grants, reimbursements, and conference sponsorships for the 2022 fiscal year by visiting, icareaboutkids.ky.gov/Pages/How-We-Help.aspx. The CSAEP Board will accept applications for funding assistance until February 26, 2021. Questions regarding the grant application process should be directed to Theresa Gargan at icareaboutkids@ky.gov or by calling 502-696-5436.

Created in 1984, and administered by the CSAEP Board, the Child Victims' Trust Fund is a 170(c) (1) non-profit providing financial support for prevention programs, Children's Advocacy Centers, and victims across the state. The fund operates on proceeds from the purchase of "I Care About Kids" license plates, donations from state income tax refunds, and private donations.

Kentuckians wishing to join the fight to end child abuse can donate a portion of their state tax refund to CSAEP by checking the box on your state tax income form. To donate throughout the year, visit https://icareaboutkids.ky.gov.


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