National Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration Program Grants (CSPED)
In 2012, OCSE awarded Section 1115 grants to California, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin to test the efficacy of child support-led employment programs through the CSPED. The goal is to increase reliable child support payments among noncustodial parents who are unable to pay child support.
Wisconsin was also awarded a grant to manage the evaluation of CSPED.
CSPED Fact Sheet
Two CSPED Grantees Share Personal Triumphs
Top CSPED Resources
Published: April 30, 2018Blog post featuring the voices of child support professionals and parents involved in three OCSE program innovation research grants — Procedural
Published: August 30, 2018Learn the differences between demonstration grants and waiver projects authorized in Section 1115 of the Social Security Act
Published: September 1, 2015CSPED's first evaluation report is out, documenting the demonstration's planning year and first year of implementation
Published: May 25, 2016Ten effective policies federal and state policymakers can pursue to help parents and children break out of the cycle of poverty
Published: October 22, 2012Award information on Special Improvement Project and 1115 Grants for FY 2012
Published: January 19, 2017Original funding opportunity announcement issued in 2012 for the evaluation of the National Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration Projects