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Fatherhood and Marriage Local Evaluation (FaMLE) and Cross-Site Project, 2013-2020

Project Overview

The purpose of the Fatherhood and Marriage Local Evaluation and Cross-Site Project is to support ACF’s third cohort (2015-2020) of Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) grantees through:

  • fostering high quality data collection;
  • strengthening grantee-led local evaluations; and
  • conducting cross-site performance measures analysis.

To accomplish this, OPRE is collaborating closely with the program office and funder, ACF’s Office of Family Assistance, and all HMRF grantees, to:

  • implement a program-specific Management Information System (MIS) it developed called nFORM (Information, Family Outcomes, Reporting, and Management) to collect data using the project’s updated, program-specific performance measures;
  • support 40 grantees and their independent evaluators as they conduct grantee-specific impact or descriptive evaluations of their programs (“local evaluations”); and
  • document how grantees designed and implemented their programs and the reported outcomes for participants in the programs.

Taken together, these activities will further ACF’s understanding of HMRF programs. The project is being conducted by Mathematica Policy Research.

The point of contact is Seth Chamberlain (seth.chamberlain@acf.hhs.gov).

  • Fatherhood: Ongoing Research and Program Evaluation Efforts

    Published: June 17, 2015

    Many programs within the Administration for Children and Families work with fathers to promote economic self-sufficiency and social well-being for them and their families. As a part of that work, we also implement rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to improve our understanding of how best to serve those fathers. This brief describes research and evaluation projects related to the Responsible Fatherhood grant program and noncustodial parents, and other research related...

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