Thursday, October 6, 2011

HHS Awards Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grants

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $119 in grants to more than 120 community organizations that provide programming aimed at promoting parenting, healthy relationships, and economic stability as part of the “Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood” initiative. Nearly $60 million of the total award will support healthy marriage programs, which include marriage education, divorce reduction, relationship skills, parenting skills, conflict resolution and financial management. More than $59 million was specifically awarded to organizations that promote responsible fatherhood. These grants will support case management and other programs that help low-income fathers gain economic stability and employment while also establishing strong relationships with their children. In addition, this funding will be used to support the Community-Centered Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Re-entry Pilot Project, which will provide pre- and post-incarceration support for fathers striving to build economic self-sufficiency, improve their parenting skills and avoid recidivism.

A list of the grantees can be found here.

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