The Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Scholars Network (the FSSRN) supports independent researchers working to enhance and improve family self-sufficiency research at the state and local levels. The FSSRN promotes productive partnerships between social science scholars (the grantee’s Principal Investigators, or PIs) and state or local human services agencies. As such, grantees’ PIs have a partnership with one or more state or local human services agency responsible for administering benefits or programming to assist and support family self-sufficiency, including close coordination with the agency responsible for administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, as an integral part of their research plan development and execution. In addition to supporting the PI to pursue their individual programs of rigorous and relevant research, grantee organizations must also support PIs in participating in a multidisciplinary learning community by collaborating with other members of the FSSRN funded through the grant.
The current cohort of FSSRN grants were awarded in January 2020 for a 60-month project period. The projects (active in 2020-2025) are summarized in this chart.
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