Federal Funding Webinars

OFA HMRF Pre-Application Webinar Series

The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) will host a series of pre-application webinars to provide an overview of the published Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Funding Opportunity Announcements.  Please see the schedule below and register for the webinar(s) you wish to attend.

The webinars are currently scheduled for 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (ET) on each of the following dates:

  • May 18, 2015 – New Pathways for Fathers and Families (HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FK-0993)
  • May 19, 2015 – Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grants (HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FM-0985)
  • May 20, 2015 – Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility (ReFORM) (HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FO-0992)
  • May 21, 2015 – National Center for Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FH-0990)

To register for the webinar series and for updates, please go to the HMRF Events Site.  For logistical questions, please contact Lois Boekestein at lboekestein@circlesolutions.com and or 703-738-4912.

Fatherhood and Marriage Local Evaluation (FaMLE) & Cross-Site Project Performance Measures Webinars

Please attend the following webinars for information on a range of programming, performance measure, and evaluation issues for the current Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood/ReFORM grant competition. If you miss or can’t attend a webinar, all webinars and slides will be archived.

Webinar #1: Developing a Strong Program Model: Planning for Successful Services This webinar will discuss a range of issues applicants should consider as they design their programs, such as: understanding the needs of the community; specifying program goals; ensuring high-quality services; and recruiting, engaging and retaining participants.

Time/Date: 2:00PM Eastern (11:00AM Pacific) on Friday, May 22
Register here

Webinar #2: Performance Measures: Tracking Program Progress This webinar will discuss expectations related to performance measures for the next round of Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood/ReFORM grantees. The webinar will provide an overview of the measures, how data will be collected, and how grantees will be expected to report on program progress.

Time/Date: 2:00PM Eastern (11:00AM Pacific) on Tuesday, May 26 Register here

Webinar #3: Information, Family Outcomes, Reporting, and Management (nFORM): A Tool for Data Management and Reporting This webinar will discuss an exciting new Management Information System designed specifically for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood/ReFORM grantees. Attendees will be able to see a prototype of nFORM in action and will also learn how data from the system will be automatically uploaded into required reporting forms (such as the semi-annual Performance Progress Reports, or PPRs), greatly reducing the reporting burden on grantees.

Time/Date: 2:00PM Eastern (11:00AM Pacific) on Wednesday, May 27 Register here

Webinar #4: Local Evaluation: Answering Key Questions This webinar will discuss the expectation for local evaluations or grantee evaluation of a specific research question of interest. This exciting new feature of the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood/ReFORM grants allows grantees the opportunity to explore a research question in-depth, to inform both grantee operations and the knowledge base for the entire field.

Time/Date: 2:00PM Eastern (11:00AM Pacific) on Thursday, May 28 Register here

Webinar #5: Federal Evaluations for Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage Grantees This webinar will discuss two new federally-led evaluations of a small number of Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood/ReFORM grantees. The evaluation of the small set of Responsible Fatherhood/ReFORM grantees is called “Building Bridges and Bonds (B3).” The evaluation of the small set of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education grantees is called “Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS).” The federally-led evaluation studies will be:

  • Rigorous, multisite studies testing innovative services offered by Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage programs
  • Unique opportunities for the program and research communities to together produce new evidence about specific service approaches
  • Sources of financial and technical program assistance to support enhanced services and/or to grow service capacities
  • Opportunities for increased visibility within the field

Time/Date: 2:00PM Eastern (11:00AM Pacific) on Friday, May 29 Register here

This list of webinars represents those sponsored by7 OFA. Numerous curriculum developers and associations are also providing webinars on writing for these grants that are not represented in this list.

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