Fatherhood Policy

In February 2019, the FRPN announced that 11 states were selected to receive $10,000 state planning mini grants for projects to be conducted from February 1 – September 30, 2019.

Grantees include:

  • Colorado -  Families First Colorado
  • Connecticut - State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
  • Kentucky - Lexington Leadership Foundation
  • Michigan - University of Michigan, School of Social Work
  • Minnesota - Minnesota Fathers and Families Network
  • North Carolina - North Carolina State University, School of Social Work
  • Pennsylvania - The Strong Families Commission
  • Rhode Island - Parent Support Network of Rhode Island
  • South Carolina -  South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families
  • Washington - Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Economic Services Administration (ESA), Office of the Assistant Secretary
  • Wyoming - Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund

The purpose of this funding was to enhance father inclusion in state programs and policies dealing with children and families. Recipients involved a wide array of stakeholders to conduct planning activities aimed at improving father involvement and generating more reliable funding for community-based fatherhood programs. The awards helped support strategic planning efforts, interagency convenings and data collection activities designed to produce system change.

Learn more about the specific grant activities conducted in the 11 states.

On a regular basis, the FRPN led learning community webinars for the state planning mini grant recipients related to creating fatherhood commissions and engaging state and local policymakers. These webinars and other tools can be viewed in the Supporting Resources section below.



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