New Pathways for Fathers and Families

Funding Agency:
Administration for Children and Families

This FOA was formerly titled "Responsible Fatherhood:  Improving Relationships and Economic Outcomes for Fathers and Families."

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is announcing its intent to competitively award demonstration projects that support activities promoting responsible fatherhood as enacted by the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-291).

The Responsible Fatherhood initiative is designed to help fathers establish or strengthen positive parental interaction by providing activities that develop and improve relationship, communication and parenting skills, and contribute to the financial well-being of their children by providing job training and other employment services.  Responsible Fatherhood activities also help fathers improve relationships with their spouses, significant others, and/or the mothers of their children.  ACF is particularly interested in organizations that have the capacity and proven record of accomplishment in helping low-income fathers, and comprehensive fatherhood programs that integrate robust economic stability services, healthy marriage and relationship activities, and activities designed to foster responsible parenting.

Deadline: Jul. 7, 2015

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants under this FOA are states, territories, Native American tribes and tribal organizations (including state, territorial, and tribal post-secondary educational institutions), and public and nonprofit community entities (including religious organizations and public and private nonprofit post-secondary educational institutions).



Amount Description

Award Ceiling: $2,000,000 Per Budget Period
Award Floor: $350,000 Per Budget Period
Average Projected Award Amount: $976,466 Per Budget Period

Length of Project Periods: 60-month project with five 12-month budget periods

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 7, 2015