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Welfare Reform Research, Evaluations and National Studies

$9,344,746

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: PROJECT GRANTS
Popular Name: Welfare Research
CFDA Number
93.595

Objectives: The objectives are to support research on the benefits, effects, and costs of operating different State welfare programs, including studies on the effects of different programs and the operation of such programs on welfare dependency, employment rates, child well-being, family formation and healthy marriage, illegitimacy, teen pregnancy, and others; to assist States in developing and evaluating innovative approaches for reducing welfare dependency and increasing the well-being of minor children living at home. The objectives of the Center for Research on Hispanic Children and Families are to lead and support research on the needs of Hispanic populations served by ACF and promising approaches to promote social and economic well-being among low-income Hispanic populations. The objectives of the Center For Research on African American Children & Families are 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. The objectives of the Family Self-Sufficiency Scholars Network Grants are to support research on strategies for improving family self-sufficiency conducted in partnership with state or local human services agencies. The objectives of the Career Pathways Secondary Data Analysis Grants are to support rigorous, policy-relevant research through secondary data analysis on topics relevant to understanding the role of career pathways programs in improving the educational attainment, employment, and economic stability of the low-income, low-skilled adults. The objectives of the Family Self-Sufficiency Demonstration Development Grants are to provide evaluation-related technical assistance to entities looking to strengthen and evaluate coordinated, client-centered approaches to improving economic self-sufficiency among TANF and TANF-eligible families. The objectives of the Tribal Research Center on Early Childhood Development and Systems (TRECS) are to support research focused on family economic self-sufficiency in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The objectives of the Making State TANF Data More Comparable are to explore ways to increase the usefulness of state TANF data by examining proposed methods to adjust for client and contextual differences.

 
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