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Advancing Equity in Child Support

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Eligible Recipients:

  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Health and Safety

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Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) forecast provides information for eligible candidates interested in submitting applications to the Advancing Equity in Child Support demonstration program. The recipient of this grant award will examine child support guidelines, policies, and procedures to address the disproportional access to child support services. Specifically, the recipient will:  Conduct an equity assessment to gather data on inequities in existing child support policies, programs, and practices. Determine the best methods for addressing and mitigating inequities (e.g., equity analysis tool or other methods). Provide recommendations and model resources for ensuring equity in current and future child support programs, policies, and practices. State and tribal child support agencies applying for this funding will be expected to engage with other state, tribal, and territorial agencies and related entities (public assistance agencies, courts, employment programs, domestic violence organizations, fatherhood organizations, military and veterans’ associations, etc.), as well as equity experts and people with lived experience, to assess current inequities in a sample of jurisdictions. The recipient must ensure the work plans and deliverables follow a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all. This includes people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality. This award will have a 24-month project period with one budget period. The total budget for the 24-month project period is estimated to be $3,949,911.

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Grant - no match
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