Healthy Marriage Promotion and Responsible Fatherhood Grants

Included four 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.

These services will help couples acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to form
and sustain a healthy marriage; (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.

ACF will award these funds on a competitive basis to States, territories, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, and public and nonprofit community entities, including faith-based organizations; (3) To award competitive based 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 funded under this part; and, (4) To provide technical assistance by the Federal government to States, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, receiving a grant for any program funded under this part.
Examples of Funded Projects

Healthy Marriage Promotion grants provide married and unmarried individuals with skilled base marriage education training.

Promotion Responsible Fatherhood grants provides marriage, parenting and economic stability training.

The majority of the grant amount provides services to low-income families.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.