Center for Research on African American Children and Families
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Income Security and Social Services
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:
Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity 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.
Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families – OPRE
Sep 14, 2020
Last Updated Date:
Sep 25, 2020
Estimated Synopsis Post Date:
Mar 21, 2021
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is considering soliciting applications for a Center for Research on African American Children and Families (hereafter referred to as "Center"), to lead and support research on the needs of African American populations served by ACF and promising approaches to promote social and economic well-being among low-income African American populations. This research Center would ideally bring together a diverse, inclusive, culturally sensitive, and interdisciplinary team of academic and organizational partners to provide leadership on culturally competent research that can inform policies concerning low-income African American populations and to foster significant scholarship regarding the needs and experiences of the diverse African American population throughout the nation. Through a combination of research, capacity building, and communication activities, this Center will ideally address a range of relevant issues including, but not limited to: a) definition and measurement of the experiences of African American individuals, families, and communities; b) identification of barriers and facilitators of service utilization by African American populations; c) examination of strategies to promote the social and economic well-being of African American children and families; and d) evaluation of promising approaches for serving African American populations. The Center will be expected to develop research products, resources, and a comprehensive communication plan that aims to build research capacity in the field and improve understanding of African American populations in order to inform policy development and programmatic responses. The Center will focus broadly on child care and early education, employment, economic mobility, wealth, and children's healthy development and learning. Key topics of interest will be identified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement and will include, but are not limited to, research regarding: educational and employment experiences and outcomes; experiences with human services; discrimination; effects of criminal justice system involvement; program evaluation; and distinctive experiences in rural, suburban and urban areas. This award would be for a 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods (i.e., September 2021 – September 2026). Initial awards of up to $1,000,000 will be made for the first 12-month budget period; annual continuation awards for the four remaining 12-month budget periods will be awarded subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory progress by the grantee, and a determination that continued funding would be in the interest of the federal government.
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