Healthy Relationships 2020 Toolkit (READY4Life)

4/28/2020 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: Relationships, Education, Advancement, and Development for Youth for Life (READY4Life)

Go to: and enter: HHS-2020-ACF-OFA-ZD-1838

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

Expected Number of Awards: 27
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: $24,000,000
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, including relationship education, parenting, and job and career advancement activities as authorized under Section 403(a)(2) of the Social Security Act. The Relationships, Education, Advancement, and Development for Youth for Life (READY4Life) grants will be targeted exclusively to youth, for projects designed to support healthy relationships and marriage, including the value of marriage in future family formation and skills-based healthy relationship and marriage education.

Additionally, grants will support activities including parenting (for young fathers and mothers, as applicable), financial management, job and career advancement, and other activities. Projects must be targeted to youth, specified as individuals in high school (grades 9-12), or that are high-school aged or in late adolescence and early adulthood (ages 14 to 24). Applicants must submit proposals designed for youth as specified. Applicants will be strongly encouraged to design programs targeted to one specific program model for one specific service population – e.g., youth in general high school settings, youth aging out of foster care, or youth who are parents– but not multiple models for multiple populations. Grants awarded will support family formation and strengthening activities through one or more of three healthy marriage promotion activities specified under the authorizing legislation: (1) marriage and relationship education/skills (MRES); (2) education in high schools; and (3) public advertising campaigns.  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.


View this Webinar on Self Regulation in preparation for this grant: “Self-Regulation Skills to Support Healthy Relationships for Youth”