Fatherhood 2020 Toolkit (FIRE)

2/20/2020 This page will be updated with tools to help you apply for this funding once the funding announcement becomes available.  Until then here is a copy of the grant forecast.

Grant Forecast from the Department of Health and Human Services OFA: Fatherhood – Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential (FIRE)

Go to: www.grants.gov and enter: HHS-2020-ACF-OFA-ZJ-1846

Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services

Expected Number of Awards: 68
CFDA Number(s): 93.086 — Healthy Marriage Promotion and Responsible Fatherhood Grants

Forecasted Date: Feb 18, 2020
Estimated Post Date: Mar 23, 2020
Estimated Application Due Date: May 22, 2020  Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date
Estimated Award Date: Sep 29, 2020
Estimated Project Start Date: Sep 30, 2020

Estimated Total Program Funding: $60,061,000
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $500,000

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) announces its plan to solicit applications for the competitive award of grants that support “activities to promote responsible fatherhood” under each of the three broad categories of promoting or sustaining marriage, responsible parenting, and economic stability activities authorized under Section 403(a)(2) of the Social Security Act.  The Fatherhood Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential Grants (Fatherhood FIRE) will be targeted exclusively to projects designed for adult fathers, defined as fathers that are age 18 and older.  Eligible fathers (or father figures) must have children who are age 24 or younger.  Fathers will include those in the general population (or “community fathers”), as well as fathers who are currently incarcerated and are returning, or have returned, to their families and communities following incarceration.

Applicants will be strongly encouraged to submit a proposal to implement one specific program model designed for one specific service population – e.g., rural community fathers, reentering fathers, or urban community fathers– but not multiple models for multiple populations.  ACF is interested in funding a diverse range of projects, from high impact projects, to moderate scope projects, to smaller scope projects. Applicants must provide evidence of organizational capacity to implement their proposed project.