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Healthy Marriage Promotion and Responsible Fatherhood Grants

$1,491,691,033

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: PROJECT GRANTS (DISCRETIONARY);DISSEMINATION OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Popular Name: (HMRF)
CFDA Number
93.086

Objectives: The funds awarded under the HMRF appropriation (which includes funds for TT-CW) have three objectives: (1) To fund Healthy Marriage Promotion activities that will help couples, who have chosen marriage for themselves, gain greater access to marriage education services on a voluntary basis. Additionally, healthy marriage promotion activities include the provision of education in high school on the value of marriage in future family formation and skills-based healthy relationship education. These services will help individuals, couples, and youth acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to form and sustain healthy relationships and healthy marriages; (2) To fund Responsible Fatherhood promotion activities specifically designed to promote responsible fatherhood to reverse the rise in father absence and its subsequent impact on our nation's children; and (3) To fund demonstration projects designed to test the effectiveness of tribal governments or tribal consortia in coordinating the provision to tribal families at risk of child abuse or neglect of child welfare services and services under tribal programs.

 
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