Family Strengthening Scholars

Funding Opportunity ID: 287652
Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-PR-1209
Opportunity Title: Family Strengthening Scholars
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.086
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility: The dissertation mentor, who will serve as principle investigator, must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in the respective field and conduct research as a primary professional responsibility. Faculty mentors with doctoral training and research expertise will be able to provide proper supervision and quality control over the research project to help ensure a quality end product. The graduate student is expected to have an approved dissertation proposal by the application due date and must submit evidence with the application submission. The applicant organization must have a history of research and budget oversight and must have appropriate resources to support the student. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-OPRE
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – OPRE
Posted Date: Jun 09, 2017
Close Date: Jul 14, 2017 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: Jun 09, 2017
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Award Floor: $10,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $75,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Description: This FOA, formerly HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-PD-1209 will now be listed under HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-PR-1209. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), will solicit applications for Family Strengthening Scholars grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for healthy marriage policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. These grants are intended to address issues of significance to inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/understudied populations (e.g., low-income families, minority populations), utilize rigorous research methodology (both primary data collection and secondary data analysis), and help inform the development of future intervention research. For further information about OPRE, see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/.
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Behavioral Interventions Scholars

Funding Opportunity ID: 284799
Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-PD-1201
Opportunity Title: Behavioral Interventions Scholars
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.647
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility: Under section 1110(a)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act, eligibility is open to “…States and public and other organizations and agencies for paying part of the cost of research or demonstration projects such as those…which will help improve the administration and effectiveness of programs carried on or assisted under the Social Security Act and programs related thereto…” Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-OPRE
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – OPRE
Posted Date: May 09, 2017
Close Date: Jul 03, 2017 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: May 09, 2017
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Award Floor: $20,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is soliciting applications for Behavioral Interventions Scholars grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are using behavioral science approaches to examine specific research questions of relevance to social service programs and policies. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to apply a behavioral lens to issues facing poor and vulnerable families in the United States, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. Applicants are required to demonstrate the applicability of their research to practice or policy serving low-income children, adults, and families, especially those that seek to improve their well-being. Specific topics of interest will be delineated in the full funding opportunity announcement. For information about OPRE, please go to https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre. For information about related work ongoing within OPRE, please go to http://go.usa.gov/xke9g.
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Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants

Funding Opportunity ID: 287810
Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-YR-1219
Opportunity Title: Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.600
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility is open to public or private entities.The faculty mentor who will serve as principal investigator must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in the respective field and conduct research as a primary professional responsibility. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-OPRE
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – OPRE
Posted Date: Apr 12, 2017
Close Date: Jun 12, 2017 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: Apr 12, 2017
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Award Floor: $20,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is soliciting applications for the Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. Competitive applicants will 1) demonstrate a collaborative partnership with their program partners, and 2) pursue research questions that directly inform local, state, or federal policy relevant to multiple early care and education practices. Applicants should consider pursuing data collection across contexts, including child care, pre-k, home-visiting programs, Head Start, Early Head Start, and/or others. Applicants are expected to demonstrate an established partnership with their early care and education program partners that should be apparent throughout the research plan, from development and refinement of the research questions through the proposed data collection, interpretation, and dissemination. For more information about OPRE, please go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre. For further information about previous Head Start Graduate Student Research Grantees, please refer to http://www. acf.hhs.gov/opre/research /project/ head-start -graduate-student-research-program. The *EXPIRED* Funding Opportunity Announcement for the prior Fiscal Year can be reviewed at https:// ami.grantsolutions.gov /index.cfm?switch=foa&fon=HHS -2014-ACF-OPRE-YR- 0785. Awards are dependent on the availability of funds and the best interest of the federal government.
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