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ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 2 – January 23, 2020

Findings from our Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) Fatherhood Study

Published: January 23, 2020
Child Care, Early Head Start, Youth Services, Head Start, Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment, Strengthening Families, Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood
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January 23, 2020 Volume 8, Issue 2  
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Featured Research and Reports

Implementing an Innovative Parenting Program for Fathers  Findings from the B3 Study report cover
Explore this brief on the implementation of the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Justice Involved Individuals Seeking Employment curriculum at three organizations offering Responsible Fatherhood programming.

Applying Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques to Employment Programming for Fathers  Findings from the B3 Study report cover
Explore this brief on the implementation of the Just Beginning curriculum at three organizations offering Responsible Fatherhood programming.

Portfolio of Research in Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency  Fiscal Year 2019 report Cover
Explore this annual report to learn about all of the projects supported by the Division of Economic Independence in OPRE that were active or newly funded in FY2019 in five areas: TANF, employment and the labor market, education and training, behavioral science, and cross-cutting and other safety net research.

Submit your research and evaluation reports focused on licensing in early care and education to by 1/31/20 to inform our The Role of Licensing in Early Care and Education (TRLECE) project.

New Grants and Contracts Awarded in FY 2019

The beginning of the fiscal year marked the start of numerous projects and activities via new contracts and grants. Explore the list below to see all the work we are starting this year.


Early Childhood
Child Welfare
Self-Sufficiency, Welfare, and Employment
Strengthening Families, Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood; & Youth Services
Cross Cutting
Interoperability and Data Sharing


  • Behavioral Interventions Scholars
    Awarded to: Cornell University, University of Minnesota, Harvard College
  • Career Pathways Secondary Data Analysis Grants
    Awarded to: Brandeis University, Harvard, University of Texas at Austin, MDRC 
  • Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) - Evaluation of Policy Implementation
    Awarded to: Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.
  • Child Care Scholars
    Awarded to: University of Minnesota, University of Delaware, Northwestern University
  • Child Care Policy Research Partnerships
    Awarded to: Public Policy Associates, Boston University, Child Trends, Urban Institute, Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of New Mexico, University of Virginia, SRI International, University of Wisconsin 
  • Family Strengthening Scholars
    Awarded to: Colorado Seminary
  • Head Start Scholars
    Awarded to: University of Nebraska - Lincoln, University of Michigan, University of Arizona, University of California, Florida International University, University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center
  • Human Services Interoperability Innovations Grant
    Awarded to: Georgia State University Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

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