The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN) will 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.
There are just three weeks left to apply for this funding. Applications (one per state) will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 31, 2018.
Read on to learn about two strategic planning services offered by NFI that the mini-grants can be used on.
The Father Engagement Experience™:
A two-day, invigorating, interactive, in-person strategic planning retreat delivered by NFI. The process we use cuts through clutter and distractions that can bog down decision making, planning, and strategic action, allowing you to walk away with a customized Father Engagement Game Plan™ (see a sample from the Iowa Department of Human Service's Father Engagement Experience™ at www.fatherhood.org/iowa-fee).
The Father Readiness Network Assessment™:
A comprehensive assessment that helps you measure your network's level of father engagement at micro and/or macro levels using an online version of NFI's copyrighted, trademarked Father Friendly Check-Up™. It assesses how well each site/office engages fathers in programs and services, and whether the culture of each site/office is well suited for effectively engaging fathers. It results in a comprehensive, customized assessment report allowing you to implement a tactical plan from a decentralized or centralized perspective to increase father engagement.