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OCSE offers two competitive grant opportunities: Section 1115 Demonstration Grants and Special Improvement Project (SIP) Grants.

The Access and Visitation program also provides grants to states.

Grant Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2014 Awards

  • On June 6, 2014, OCSE published two Section 1115 funding opportunity announcements for fiscal year 2014 grant awards.  The first is for Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services and the second is the Evaluation of Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services. The demonstration will explore the potential relevance and application of behavioral economics principles to child support services.  State IV-D agencies are eligible to apply for both.  Applications are due on August 5, 2014.  For more information on behavioral economics and the application to human services, please check out the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation’s recent report.
  • On June 13, 2014, OCSE published a SIP funding opportunity announcement titled Tribal Child Support Innovation Grants: Building Family-Centered Services. Tribal IV-D agencies operating comprehensive programs are eligible to apply.  The goal is to improve the capacity of tribal IV-D programs to administer innovative family-centered child support services to the parents.  The due date for applications is Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

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