Healthy Marriage 2020 Toolkit (FRAMEWorks)

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: Family, Relationship, and Marriage Education Works – Adults (FRAMEWorks)

Go to: and enter: HHS-2020-ACF-OFA-ZB-1817

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

Expected Number of Awards: 41
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: $36,037,000
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 “healthy marriage promotion” activities as authorized under Section 403(a)(2) of the Social Security Act. The Family, Relationships, and Marriage Education Works-Adult (FRAMEWorks) Program will be targeted exclusively to projects designed for adult individuals or adult couples, defined as persons who are age 18 and older. Applicants will be asked to submit proposals that are designed to implement programs that include a broad array of service provision strategies. These include curriculum-based skills development and services designed to support family strengthening activities through one or more of seven activities specified under the authorizing legislation: marriage and relationship education/skills (MRES); pre-marital education; marriage enhancement; divorce reduction activities; marriage mentoring; public advertising campaigns; and activities to reduce the disincentives to marriage. Applicants will be encouraged to also include services to promote employment and job and career advancement. Applicants will be strongly encouraged to submit a proposal to implement one specific program model designed for one specific service population, e.g. adult individuals or adult couples, 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.