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Announcement of Funding

Watch this page for announcements on upcoming contracts with the Department of Children's Services.

Statewide Intensive In-Home Services (New Services)

Questions and Responses to Statewide Intensive In-Home Service

2018 Announcement of Funding, Building Strong Brains: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Iniative programs, projects and activities.

Questions and Answers for Announcement of Funding

Face Sheet

Budget Documents



The following have been selected for FY18 awards for ACEs-related activities:

  • ACE Nashville/All Children Excel: A collective impact approach using a template to translate science into trauma-informed organizations, services and practice
  • ETSU Department of Pediatrics: Baby Steps For Success, a partnership with Families Free and Northeast Home Visiting Programs to provide screening, ACEs education, brief intervention and, for high risk families, Baby Steps Case Management
  • Gibson County Special School District: PACE—Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences, an initiative to disseminate ACEs information to parents, district staff and community; school-based Trauma Informed Committee; and Parent Academies
  • MTSU: PEACE—Professional Educators Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences, a set of active learning activities derived from Building Strong Brains: Tennessee’s ACEs Initiative and other proven educational resources applied to future childhood educators
  • TSU Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences: Toolkits with infusion guides for community colleges and four year early childhood-related courses comprised of nine early childhood education community college courses and two general education courses made available to all colleges of the Board of Regents system
  • University of Tennessee Extension Services: Community “readiness to change” for preventing and mitigating ACEs and related social/emotional learning (SEL) programs in three after school sites for at-risk youth in three rural counties
  • Vanderbilt University: Mitigating ACEs in Pediatric Primary Care and a Home Visiting Program— completion of the FY17 clinic study and new efforts in pediatric primary care and home visiting building on parents’ strengths using an evidence-based intervention to mitigate toxic stress in young children
  • WCTE-Upper Cumberland: Building Strong Brains/ACEs, The Tennessee Story, production and distribution of television programming, online and on-air, to be used by all public television stations in Tennessee about prevention and mitigation of ACEs, developed in partnership with stakeholders throughout the state.

All proposals are available for public review through Friday, May 26, 2017, by contacting

Bonnie Beneke, LCSW, Director of Training
UBS Tower, 10th Floor
315 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243