Fatherhood Research & Practice Network Launches website & Funding Opportunity
Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN), a project funded through ACF's Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation launches website and funding opportunity. The FRPN co-directors are Jay Fagan, Ph.D. social work professor at Temple University, and Jessica Pearson, Ph.D., director of the Center for Policy Research, a Denver-based policy research firm. The project seeks to:
- Promote rigorous evaluation of fatherhood programs that serve low-income populations.
- Expand the number of practitioners and researchers collaborating to evaluate these programs.
- Disseminate information that leads to effective fatherhood practice and evaluation research.
Over the next three years, the FRPN will award grants to support rigorous evaluation research being conducted on fatherhood programs and services. The purpose of these grants is to increase the number and quality of evaluations of fatherhood programs and learn more about how to better serve low-income fathers, racial/ethnic minorities and other populations that have not been widely studied.
The first of three rounds of FRPN requests for proposals (RFP) is now open, with letters of interest due by July 30. The FRPN plans to award $300,000 to three-five selected projects.
More information on this grant funding opportunity – and the full FRPN RFP – is available at www.frpn.org. In addition, the FRPN website includes a wealth of resources for fatherhood researchers and practitioners including published evaluation research, training and technical assistance resources and opportunities for researchers and practitioners to connect.