Prevention Services Evaluation Partnership Grants: Building Evidence for Mental Health, Substance Use, In-home Parent Skill-based, and Kinship Navigator Programs and Services

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

NOTE: This is a Forecasted Opportunity.

ACF plans to solicit applications for grants intended to build evidence of effectiveness of a mental health, substance use, in-home parent skill-based, or kinship navigator program or service. The grants will support collaborations among evaluators and partnering Title IV-E agencies, community entities, and/or other researchers to conduct well-designed and rigorous evaluations of programs and services intended to provide enhanced support to children and families as well as prevent child abuse and neglect and foster care placements. Applicants are encouraged to propose a randomized control trial or quasi-experimental evaluation design that aligns with Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse (the Clearinghouse) Design and Execution Standards for Moderate or High Support of Causal Evidence. Applicants may propose to collect and analyze primary data or leverage existing data for the proposed evaluation. Evaluations of programs and services of particular interest to ACF may include, but are not limited to: evaluations of programs and services not yet rated by the IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse or evaluations of programs and services with a rating of “does not currently meet criteria” by the Clearinghouse. In addition, ACF is particularly interested in evaluations of programs or services designed for or that have been adapted for specific cultural, ethnic, or racial groups, or programs and services that aim to serve other populations that have been historically marginalized and/or have historic or ongoing disproportionate representation in the child welfare system in order to support the goals and requirements of the Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities. 




Estimated Post Date: Apr 12, 2023
Estimated Application Due Date: Jun 11, 2023




Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 11, 2023