Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative: Further Progress Is Needed in Developing a Risk-Based Monitoring Approach to Help Improve Program Oversight

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DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 55 pages
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Strengthening marriages and relationships in low-income families has emerged as a national strategy for enhancing the well-being of children. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 appropriated $150 million in grants each year from 2006 through 2010 to implement the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative. This report provides insight into how these programs are being implemented and monitored, and reports on: (1) how the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded grants and the types of org. that received funding; (2) what activities and services grantees are providing, incl. those for domestic violence victims; (3) how HHS monitors and assesses program implementation and use of funds; and (4) how program impact is measured. Illus.

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