Fatherhood – Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential (FIRE)


Opportunity ID: 324635
Opportunity Number: HHS-2020-ACF-OFA-ZJ-1846
Opportunity Title: Fatherhood – Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential (FIRE)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.086
Eligible Applicants: 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
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants 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 institutions of higher education). 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.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-OFA
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – OFA
Posted Date: Feb 18, 2020
Last Updated Date: Feb 18, 2020
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Mar 23, 2020
Fiscal Year: 2020
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $60,061,000
Expected Number of Awards: 68
Description: 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 "activities to promote responsible fatherhood" under each of the three broad categories of promoting or sustaining marriage, responsible parenting, and economic stability activities authorized under Section 403(a)(2) of the Social Security Act. The Fatherhood Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilent, and Essential Grants (Fatherhood FIRE) will be targeted exclusively to projects designed for adult fathers, defined as fathers that are age 18 and older. Eligible fathers (or father figures) must have children who are age 24 or younger. Fathers will include those in the general population (or "community fathers"), as well as fathers who are currently incarcerated and are returning, or have returned, to their families and communities following incarceration. Applicants will be strongly encouraged to submit a proposal to implement one specific program model designed for one specific service population – e.g., rural community fathers, reentering fathers, or urban community fathers– 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.
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