Requests for Proposals

New Funding Opportunity

The FRPN has issued our second request for proposals (RFP). Funded projects begin July 1, 2016 and last up to 24 months. The FRPN will distribute approximately 2-4 awards of $50,000 and 4-5 awards of $100,000. This grant funding opportunity is designed for:

  • Evaluations of fatherhood services designed to promote economic stability, effective parenting or coparenting with fathers and/or improve effective practice.
  • Studies of innovative approaches to recruit, engage and retain fathers for services or fathers and mothers for coparenting services.
  • Studies that focus on low-income, never-married and nonresident fathers.
  • Studies that use rigorous evaluation designs (randomized controlled trials or strong quasi-experimental), replication studies or exploratory studies that systematically examine innovative approaches.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Teams of researchers and established fatherhood programs that have a strong track record in recruitment, retention and low attrition of fathers.
  • Programs with and without funding from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance.
  • Programs based in many places (community-based organizations, courts, agencies, schools), but not prisons or other institutional settings.
  • Teams willing to limit their administrative overhead or indirect costs to 15%.

Download the FRPN RFP here

Next steps:

  • The FRPN will notify applicants of their selection to submit a full proposal for funding. 
  • If selected, applicants should submit a full proposal (20 pages) by April 8, 2016.


Current Funding

The FRPN is currently funding four projects that have received a total of $350,000 to evaluate fatherhood programs. These projects include randomized-controlled trials (RCTs); are led by researcher/practitioner teams; and involve the collection of data from program participants and/or staff at pre and post-program time points to assess changes in father-child relationships and coparenting. Learn more about these projects here.

Any questions about current or future FRPN funding opportunities should be directed to Rebecca Kaufman, FRPN senior research coordinator, at



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