Grants

New Grant Forecast!

OCSE recently posted a new Section 1115 grant forecast titled Charting a Course for Economic Mobility and Responsible Parenting. The full announcement will be posted in early 2020.

These grant projects will leverage the child support program’s responsible parenting expertise to educate and motivate teens and young adults to postpone parenthood until after they complete their education, start a career, and have a committed relationship.

Recently Awarded

In September 2019, OCSE awarded Section 1115 grants for Intergovernmental Case Processing Innovation to California, Colorado, Fort Belknap Indian Community, Indiana, The Klamath Tribes, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Washington. These grants will test how child support agencies increase payments and improve case processing efficiency and customer service on intergovernmental cases.


OCSE administers grant-funded demonstration projects, waivers, and other research-related partnerships to produce the best outcomes for children and families.

Under authority of Section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act, we offer grant opportunities periodically (based on available funding each year) to state and tribal child support agencies, or their state umbrella agencies. Section 1115 demonstration grants must be used for research and to improve the child support program. Each funding opportunity is unique, and applications must respond to the outlined project goals and requirements in the announcement.

Last Reviewed: November 7, 2019

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