Request for Application

New Allies® is a capacity-building and support initiative of Youth Villages to help child welfare leaders navigate long-term system transformation. By taking a strategic, long-term approach to reform, we believe jurisdictions can break the cycle of crisis-driven management and dramatically improve outcomes for children and families. Our goal is to transform child welfare systems across the country and give children and families their best chance at long-term success. Improvement that endures takes years, not months; therefore, we utilize a holistic approach to supporting leaders in sustaining change over this multi-year engagement. New Allies® is committed to this exciting approach of driving lasting improvement to better serve children and families, and we are eager to share this opportunity with others who share a commitment to our same vision.

Download Application Information

If you believe your jurisdiction is a good fit to work with New Allies®, please download the application instructions to learn how to apply.

Before You Apply

Before you start your application, submit your letter of interest to be assigned an RFA specialist.


Do you have questions?

If you are interested in applying but have questions that are not answered in the application instructions, please contact us.

New Allies® Application

For any questions throughout the application process, please contact the RFA specialist assigned to your jurisdiction. If you do not know who your specialist is, please email: