Administration for Children and Families -- Family, Relationship, and Marriage Education Works - Adults (FRAMEWorks)

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

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. 


Deadline: July 1, 2020

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Eligibility Requirements

All public and private entities are eligible to apply under this FOA (including, but not limited to, state, territorial, local, and quasi-governmental agencies, Native American tribal governments and tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, independent school districts, public, private, or tribal institutions of higher education, and for-profit entities).

Amount Description

Award Ceiling: $1,500,000 Per Budget Period
Award Floor: $500,000 Per Budget Period


Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 1, 2020