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Design for an impact study of five healthy marriage and relationship education programs and strategies

Date Added to Library: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:17
Individual Author: 
Wood, Robert G.
Goesling, Brian
Paulsell, Diane
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Washington, D.C.
Published Date: 
March 2018
Published Date (Text): 
March 2018
OPRE Report
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The federal government has had a long-standing commitment to supporting healthy relationships and stable families. In the mid-1990s, Congress created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, which had the formation and maintenance of two-parent families as one of its core purposes. TANF provided states with the funding and flexibility to support activities to promote healthy marriage. Beginning in the mid-2000s, the federal government began providing additional funding specifically to support healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) services. The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) in the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services oversees these funds and distributes them through a set of competitive multi-year grants to organizations nationwide. OFA made the most recent round of HMRE grant awards in September 2015. These grants support HMRE services for a mix of populations, including youth in high school, individual adults, and adult couples. (Author abstract) 

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