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Family, Relationship, and Marriage Education Works - Adults (FRAMEWorks)

Grants to USA Agencies, Tribes, Nonprofits, School Districts, IHEs, and
For-Profits to Promote Healthy and Sustainable Interpersonal Relationships

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Office of Family Assistance (OFA)

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07/01/20 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA and territories agencies, tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, school districts, IHEs, and for-profits for projects to promote healthy and sustainable interpersonal relationships. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. The Family, Relationships, and Marriage Education Works-Adult Program will be targeted exclusively to projects designed for adult individuals or adult couples, defined as persons who are age 18 and older.

Applicants are encouraged to design program models that focus primarily on healthy marriage promotion activities, which include, pre-marital education for individuals or couples interested in marriage, marriage enhancement, divorce reduction, and/or marriage mentoring.

ACF expects applicants awarded grants under this FOA will propose and conduct activities within a scope that is commensurate with the funding level being requested and their demonstrated organizational capacity. Proposed activities may range in scope from large scope service provision, to moderate scope service provision, to smaller scope service provision. ACF expects that applicants will provide evidence of organizational capacity to implement their proposed service provision activities in accordance with the organizational capacity standards of this FOA.

Additionally, grantees awarded under this FOA will be expected, among other things, to implement at least 12 hours of curriculum-based workshops (unless a lower intensity is proposed with strong justification and submitted for post-award review and approval), meet program participation targets within minimum and maximum limits, and achieve specified program completion rates. Applicants requesting funding from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 are expected to propose and conduct impact evaluations (those requesting less than $1,000,000 have the option of proposing to conduct local evaluations). ACF is also interested in projects that implement only one specific program model designed for a service population (e.g., adult individuals or adult couples).

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GrantWatch ID#: 190247

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Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $1,500,000 Per Budget Period
- Award Floor: $500,000 Per Budget Period
- Average Projected Award Amount: $890,000 Per Budget Period

- Large scope services: funding requests from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000;
- Moderate scope services: funding requests from $750,000 to $999,999; and
- Smaller scope services: funding requests from $500,000 to $749,000.

Term of Contract:

- Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2020
- Length of Project Periods: Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All public and private entities are eligible to apply under this FOA (including, but not limited to, state, territorial, local, and quasi-governmental agencies, Native American tribal governments and tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, independent school districts, public, private or Tribal institutions of higher education, and for-profit entities). Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

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.

In addition to the prohibition against the use of funds for housing and child support payments, projects also may not be designed to incorporate the provision of other services or costs that are unallowable under this FOA, which include: Mental health treatment or substance abuse treatment; Developing or implementing an Abstinence Education or Sexual Risk Avoidance Education program; and/or Implementing a fee-for-service for proposed activities meaning that program participants must not pay for services received under this FOA.

Pre-proposal Conference:

2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement for Healthy Marriage Adult Programs
This webinar will discuss a range of issues organizations should consider as they design programs and prepare applications in response to the Funding Opportunity Announcement for the 2020 Healthy Marriage Adults grant competition.
- Time/Date: 2:00PM Eastern (11:00AM Pacific) on Friday, June 5, 2020

Tools for Data Management, Reporting, and Continuous Quality Improvement
This webinar will discuss the performance measure system designed specifically for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grantees. Attendees will see a demonstration of the Information, Family Outcomes, Reporting, and Management (nFORM) system in action and will also learn how data from the system will be automatically uploaded into required reporting forms (such as the semi-annual Performance Progress Reports, or PPRs), greatly reducing the reporting burden on grantees. This webinar will also discuss continuous quality improvement (CQI) planning and implementation. The webinar will highlight CQI tools and resources.
- Time/Date: 2:00PM Eastern (11:00AM Pacific) on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Local and Federal Evaluation: Answering Key Questions
This webinar will discuss the expectation for local evaluations or grantee evaluation of specific research questions of interest. This exciting feature of the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grants allows grantees the opportunity to explore research questions in-depth, to inform both grantee operations and the knowledge base for the entire field. The webinar will also discuss federal evaluations of both the healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood grants.
- Time/Date: 2:00PM Eastern (11:00AM Pacific) on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

If you miss or can’t attend a webinar, all webinars and slides will be archived on the webpage soon after the webinar.

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Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Applications: 07/01/2020
The deadline for electronic application submission is 11:59 p.m., ET, on the due date listed.

Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement: No

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.

Unique Entity Identifier (DUNS) and Systems for Award Management (SAM) registration: Required of all applicants. Active registration at the Systems Award Management (SAM) website must be maintained throughout the application and project award period.

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

Program Office Contact
Jacqueline Proctor
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Family Assistance
3rd Floor
Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C St., SW.
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (202) 205-9481

Office of Grants Management Contact
Bridget Shea Westfall
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Grants Management
3rd Floor
330 C St., SW.
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (202) 401-9357

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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

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