The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) invites eligible IV-D agencies to submit competitive grant applications to develop, implement, and evaluate service delivery models to establish parenting time orders along with child support order.
Over the 4 year project period, demonstration grant funds will provide State and local child support agencies with the opportunity to plan and pilot strategies to establish parenting time responsibilities and related access and visitation services in coordination with the child support program and to fund thorough evaluation of the pilot program.
Family violence safeguards will be required.
Additionally, applicants will be required to coordinate with their State Access and Visitation program authorized by 42 U.S.C.
The statutory authority for this program is found in Section 452(j) of the Act, 42 U.S.C.
§652(j), which provides Federal funds for information dissemination and technical assistance to States, training of Federal and State staff to improve State child support (CS) programs, and research, demonstration, and special projects of regional or national significance relating to the operation of CS programs.
The following change has been made as modification to this announcement:
1) In Section III.
1. Eligible Applicants, the eligibility language was modified to clarify that State Title IV-D agencies and umbrella agencies of Title IV-D agencies are eligibile applicants.
The eligiblity language now reads:
Eligibility is open to State (including the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands) Title IV-D agencies, county, city or township, special district Title IV-D agencies, and umbrella agencies of Title IV-D agencies.