Support and Funding


The Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development has procured $33 million in research and other external funding, including:

  • University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities grant from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities of the Administration on Community Living and recently refunded for a second five-year cycle through 2019;
  • Five-year interdisciplinary training grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resource Service Administration (2011-2016);
  • $2 million, four-year SafeCare implementation grant from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (2014-2019);
  • Annie E. Casey Charitable Foundation grant to explore the braiding of two evidence-based parenting programs aimed at child maltreatment prevention;
  • Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation grant to help fund a helpline operated by Prevent Child Abuse Georgia;
  • Numerous private and public grants for research and service provision;
  • Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Services grant; and
  • Annie E. Casey Charitable Foundation grant that will allow the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development to take national leadership in forming an evidence-based home visiting working group with national experts to create a ‘Request for Application’ for pilot work to fund three-to-four projects aimed at solving a cross-model problem of family engagement.