Atlanta, GA – Georgia’s State of Hope (SOH) opened its fifth round of applications on Monday, June 20, 2022, and is seeking “big ideas” that will help children and family service providers, community members, families, and businesses create and sustain nurturing environments for healthy families.

Over the past five years, the SOH ecosystem has grown to include more than 250 designated sites throughout Georgia. These sites are actively engaged in impacting child well-being in their communities through efforts focused in one of the four “Opportunities of Hope” areas, specifically education, trauma awareness, quality caregiving, and economic self-sufficiency. 

Applications will be accepted from June 20 to July 1, 2022, with priority consideration given to ideas that promote one or more of Georgia’s Objectives for Prevention, which are economic stability, mental and physical health for families, family resilience, increasing knowledge of the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and increasing access to early childhood education within the framework of the SOH pillars.

Applicants are invited to review the SOH website and Georgia’s Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan (GCANPP) to learn more about the six Objectives for Prevention prior to submitting their application.

The State of Hope is an initiative that seeks to encourage nonprofits, philanthropies, government, businesses, and communities throughout Georgia to collaborate closely to build local safety nets that will prevent conditions that contribute to disparities in education, threaten a family’s self-sufficiency, and could lead to child abuse and neglect.

For additional information, please email [email protected].

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Kylie Winton