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[Free Webinar] FRPN Father Inclusion State Planning Grants

Posted by Melissa Steward

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The FRPN plans to issue up to 12, $10,000 grants to support state planning projects to develop, augment or sustain initiatives to promote father inclusion in policies and practices in state agencies, departments and programs that serve families. 

They will also jointly host a free webinar on how states include fathers in programs and policies dealing with families and the critical role that child support agencies play in supporting such fatherhood initiatives and programs.

Read on to learn more.

The Grants
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The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN) plans to issue up to 12, $10,000 grants to support state planning projects to develop, augment or sustain initiatives to promote father inclusion in policies and practices in state agencies, departments and programs that serve families. Awards will be made to a single administering agency such as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, a state or local government agency, a public or private university or a research organization. We will accept applications (one per state) on a rolling basis through December 31, 2018.


Planning groups must include the State Child Support (IV-D) director or his/her designee, a researcher with a focus on fatherhood or family policy and at least one other high-level state official.

Download the application at: http://frpn.org/about/request-for-proposals. Please direct any questions to Jessica Pearson at jspearson@centerforpolicyresearch.org 

The Webinar

Title:
Including Fathers in State Programs and Policies: Why Child Support Agencies Should Play a Leadership Role & Availability of New FRPN Planning Grants

When: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 2-3:30 PM EST

Description: 
This free webinar, jointly sponsored by NCSEA and the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network, FRPN, an initiative funded by DHHS, Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE) will highlight how states include fathers in programs and policies dealing with families and the critical role that child support agencies play in supporting such fatherhood initiatives and programs.  It will feature national information on state programs, funding arrangements and benefits as well as the experiences of child support agencies and programs in several states including Ohio and South Carolina.

The FRPN will also describe its new funding initiative for $10,000 state planning grants for initiatives to promote father inclusion. The participation of State IV-D directors or their designees will be a requirement for funding.   The webinar will be led by Jessica Pearson, Ph.D., director of Center for Policy Research, Denver, and co-director, FRPN.

Registration:
Register HERE via the NCSEA Net Forum Pro website . To begin, click on the webinar title on the page. First time visitors will need to register with the site before signing up for the webinar.
 

 

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