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RFP for AEA Localization Grants Now Available


The Adoption Exchange Association (AEA), as part of its administration of the AdoptUSKids (AUSK) and National Adoption Recruitment and Response Initiative Grants, is accepting proposals to further the localization efforts of the National Adoption Recruitment Campaign and Response Initiative and increase the measurable penetration of the campaign into local markets of each state. 

A primary focus of this effort is for the AEA to partner with state and adoption exchanges to further localization efforts of the national adoption recruitment and response initiative campaign. It is our intent that through the administration of cluster meetings with the grantees and other supports provided, that grantees will develop stronger relationships and knowledge specific but not limited to media and advertising, and be maintained, long-term, efforts beyond the grant period. A more complete scope is outlined in the RFP. 

State and Regional Adoption Exchanges may apply (see details within the RFP). The deadline for submission is September 13, 2013 and award announcements will be made no later than September 30, 2013

Download the RFP (PDF) and direct questions to Melissa Otero at or (240) 449-9747.

Addendum 1:  Questions and Answers (PDF)

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