Expired Program Announcement for Center for Research on Hispanic Children & Families (published May 2013)
- Child Care, Cross Cutting, Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment, Strengthening Families, Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood
- Center For Research on Hispanic Children & Families, 2013-2018 | Learn more about this project
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) solicited applications in 2013 for the establishment of a Center for Research on Hispanic Children and Families, to lead and support investigation of the needs of Hispanic populations served by ACF and promising approaches to promote social and economic well-being among low-income Hispanic families. This research center would ideally bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary team of academic and organizational partners to provide leadership in culturally competent research that can inform policies concerning low-income Hispanic families and to foster significant scholarship regarding the needs and experiences of the diverse Hispanic populations throughout the nation. Through a combination of research and leadership activities this national center will ideally address a range of relevant issues including, but not limited to: a) definition and measurement of significant characteristics and experiences of Hispanic individuals, families, and communities; b) identification of barriers and facilitators of service utilization by Hispanic populations; c) examination of strategies to promote the social and economic well-being of Hispanic children and families and to strengthen Hispanic families. The center will be expected to develop research products, resources, and a comprehensive communication plan that aims to build research capacity in the field and to improve understanding of Hispanic populations in order to inform policy development and programmatic responses. The center will focus specifically on marriage and relationships, fatherhood, child care and early education, and related issues such as financial management, job and career advancement, the employment of low-income families and children's healthy development and learning.