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Charting a Course for Economic Mobility and Responsible Parenting

Cooperative Agreements to USA Child Support Agencies to
Educate Teens About the Responsibilities of Parenting

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)

Deadline Date:

06/29/20 4:30 PM ET Deadline for Paper Applications; 11:59 PM ET Deadline for Online Submittal


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Cooperative agreements to USA, Virgin Islands, Guam, and Puerto Rico state and tribal child support agencies for programs to educate teens and young adults about the responsibilities of parenting. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

Purpose and Goals

This grant-funded demonstration project seeks to expand development of curricula and other outreach interventions to educate youth and young adults (generally ages 13-25) about the financial, legal, and emotional responsibilities of parenthood.  The primary goal of the demonstration is to leverage the child support program’s expertise on the legal and financial responsibilities of parenting to educate and motivate teens and young adults to postpone parenthood until after they have completed their education, started a career, and entered a committed relationship or marriage.  Key measures for that goal include youth and young adults who:

  • Increase their knowledge of the emotional, social, legal, and financial realities and responsibilities of parenting;
  • Plan to sequence parenting for economic self-sufficiency; and
  • Are connected to post-high school educational and career development resources designed to promote economic self-sufficiency and mobility.

In addition to the primary goal, the projects will equip young parents who have had non-marital births to be aware of, and to access, parenting and relationship education, employment services, and the child support program if necessary, for the legal and financial assistance likely to help them achieve economic stability and successfully co-parent.  Building parenting skills would also likely reduce the involvement of families in the child welfare program.[9]

Target populations:  The general target population for the responsible parent program is youth and young adults (generally ages 13-25).  Sub-populations within the general target population that are likely to benefit from program activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Pregnant or parenting youth and/or young adults;
  • Individuals enrolled in higher education, especially community colleges or technical schools;
  • Individuals detached from school or work;
  • Individuals in or aging out of foster care;
  • Individuals enrolled in middle or high school(s);
  • Individuals with juvenile corrections involvement; and
  • Parents participating in or eligible for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs (MIECHV).

For additional information about program requirements, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189831

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $100,000
Average Projected Award Amount: $725,000 Per Project Period

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2020

Length of Project Period: 36-Month project period with one budget period.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

State child support agencies (including the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands) and comprehensive tribal child support agencies, or the umbrella agency of the program, are eligible to receive awards under this FOA.

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. See Section III.3. Other, Application Disqualification Factors.

Costs of organized fund raising, including financial campaigns, endowment drives, solicitation of gifts and bequests, and similar expenses incurred to raise capital or obtain contributions are unallowable. Fund raising costs for the purposes of meeting the Federal program objectives are allowable with prior written approval from the Federal awarding agency. (45 CFR §75.442)

Proposal costs are the costs of preparing bids, proposals, or applications on potential Federal and non-Federal awards or projects, including the development of data necessary to support the non-Federal entity's bids or proposals. Proposal costs of the current accounting period of both successful and unsuccessful bids and proposals normally should be treated as indirect (F&A) costs and allocated currently to all activities of the non-Federal entity. No proposal costs of past accounting periods will be allocable to the current period. (45 CFR §75.460)

Grant awards will not allow reimbursement of pre-award costs.
Construction is not an allowable activity or expenditure under this grant award.
Purchase of real property is not an allowable activity or expenditure under this grant award.

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Applications: 06/29/2020

The deadline for electronic application submission is 11:59 p.m., ET. The deadline for receipt of paper applications is 4:30 p.m., ET.

How to Register and Apply through

- The registration process can take up to four weeks to complete. Therefore, registration should be done in sufficient time to ensure it does not impact your ability to meet required application submission deadlines.
- Obtain a DUNS Number: For more detailed instructions for obtaining a DUNS number, refer to:
- Register with SAM: For more detailed instructions for registering with SAM, refer to:

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submission By Mail:

Tanya Johnson
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Child Support Enforcement
330 C Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20201

Hand Delivery:

Tanya Johnson
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Child Support Enforcement
330 C Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20201

Program Office Contact:
Michael Hayes
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Phone: (202) 401-5651

Office of Grants Management Contact:
Jill Saletta
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
URL: (202) 401-9537

Office of Child Support Enforcement
330 C Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20201

CFDA Number:

93.564 / 93.563

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)

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