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1. What is the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF)?
The CTF was created in 1983 to provide funding for child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention programs. Established by state law (AB 2994), CTF is comprised of birth certificate fees, state kids plate income, and private donations, which are deposited into a county trust fund.
2. How is the money from CTF allocated at the local level in Solano County?
The Solano County Board of Supervisors designated the Solano Children’s Alliance (formerly Children’s Network Council), an interdisciplinary council that makes policy and funding recommendations on children’s issues, as the body responsible for determining priorities for funding. The Solano Children’s Alliance conducts periodic countywide needs assessments, to decide on funding priorities for Solano County’s share of CTF.
3. What kind of programs benefit from CTF?
CTF in Solano County provides funds for child abuse prevention programs. These programs are made available to the entire community, and are aimed at working with families before a crisis occurs.
4. What agencies/programs are currently being funded by the Solano CTF?
The Child Abuse Prevention Council is currently being funded by the CTF to perform a variety of child abuse prevention efforts and 3 Family Resource Centers are being funded to perform family support activities.
5. How much of the CTF goes towards administrative costs?
By law, five percent of total funds go towards administrative costs. The Children’s Network (the non-profit agency) administers the project, conducting technical assistance and evaluations as necessary.
6. Is my donation to CTF tax-deductible?
Yes. If you would like to make a donation, please mail a check to:
Solano County Children’s Trust Fund
600 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533