ACF HEAD START Healthy MARRIAGE EDUCATION Grants - due 7/19/07
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Grants will extend access to voluntary marriage education services to
low-income individuals who would not otherwise have these services
Due Date for Applications: 07/19/2007
AWARD INFORMATION Anticipated Number of Awards:
25 to 40
Range of Amounts of Individual Awards: $10,000 to $500,000 per budget period
Average Projected Award Amount: $200,000 per budget period
Length of Project Periods: 60-month project with five 12-month budget
Executive Summary: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF),
Office of Head Start (OHS), invites applications from organizations for Head
Start Healthy Marriage Initiative Project Grants. These grants will provide
Head Start and Early Head Start grantees with funding to offer marriage
education services to their current service population, as well as Head
Start eligible families in their service areas. Grants will extend access to
voluntary marriage education services to low-income individuals who would
not otherwise have these services available. It will provide an opportunity
for Head Start and Early Head Start grantees to partner with other
organizations in their communities to offer a full range of practical
skill-building sessions on communication, joint decision making, parenting,
managing of family budgets, conflict resolution, and other elements to
enhance family stabilization. The target audience for services is fragile
families, including low-income families, single parents, teenage parents,
unwed and/or new or expectant parents. Services may be offered to those
contemplating marriage and to couples wishing to strengthen their
relationships. In addition, services that focus on the teaching of
communication skills, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills may be
offered to adolescent siblings of Head Start eligible children in the
context of healthy dating and peer relationships with application to
marriage later in life.
OHS intends to award up to $8 million in Healthy Marriage grants. Up to 40
grants will be awarded at a maximum of $500,000, per budget period for the
five 12-month budget periods of the maximum 60-month (five year) project
period. Funds awarded will be commensurate with the scope and number of
activities proposed, the geographic area covered and number of families
served. Eligible applicants include Head Start and Early Head Start grantees
in partnership with organizations that have demonstrated successful
experience with delivering skills-based marriage education services.
Applications will require documented, formal partnerships, third-party
agreements, or Memorandas of Understanding (MOUs) with partnering
organizations, in addition to letters of support.
Due Date For Letter of Intent: 06/19/2007
Awards under this announcement are subject to the availability of funds.
If you have questions, go to www.acf.hhs.gov <http://www.acf.hhs.gov/> ,
click on the grant opportunities link, then view the Open Funding
Opportunities. If you have questions, direct them to the contact person
listed on the grant announcement.
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