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Capacity-Building Funding for Fatherhood Programs

Children who live absent of biological fathers are, on average, at least two to four times more likely to be poor, use drugs or have behavioral problems than their peers who live with married (biological or adoptive) parents, according to recent social science research.

The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services awards grants to state and local agencies, as well as nonprofit and community groups, to carry out responsible fatherhood programs. As part of these grants, we urge Congress to allow grantees to dedicate up to 10% of grant funds to capacity-building training and technical assistance, centered around effective delivery of programs for dads (at least 90% of grant funds would be used for service delivery). This would result in immediate improvements in the quality of service delivery and long-term program sustainability.

(Proposed by: National Fatherhood Initiative.)

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National Fatherhood Initiative 25,530 Facebook fans 6,948 Twitter followers

National Fatherhood Initiative believes that federally-funded, community-based organizations running fatherhood programs need funding not only for service delivery, but for "capacity-building." Capacity-building services allow organizations to become more effective in their services delivery, and help build higher-quality organizations. The need and demand in the field for such services is high, but current federal fatherhood legislation does not provide critical funding for it. The sustainability of these community-building and life-changing fatherhood programs depends on the provision of capacity-building funding for the federal government's fatherhood grantees.

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Daddy Builders Network 4,970 Facebook fans 1,054 Twitter followers

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Children's Aid Society 1,997 Facebook fans 1,298 Twitter followers

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American Values Network 1,190 Facebook fans 123 Twitter followers

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families 607 Facebook fans 186 Twitter followers

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Living Stones International 591 Facebook fans 104 Twitter followers

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Non Absent Fathers 689 Facebook fans

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Sav-A-Life 46 Twitter followers

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