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The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood is a state agency housed within the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. Our mission is to enhance the well-being of Ohio's children by providing opportunities for fathers to become better parents, partners and providers. Please explore our website to learn more about how we do this.


New RFGA Released -

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) has released a request for grant applications (RFGA) for state fiscal years 2018 and 2019. Once again, two levels of funding will be offered:

  • Level A: $120,000 a year for established fatherhood programs serving multiple Ohio counties
  • Level B: $50,000 a year for established fatherhood programs serving a single Ohio county and/or established fatherhood programs that have not previously receive OCF funding, regardless of the number of counties served.

A maximum of five organizations will receive Level A funding, and a maximum of two will receive Level B funding. Organizations should assess their qualification and apply for either Level A or Level B funding. Organizations may NOT apply for both.


Applications are due by 3:00 PM on April 5, 2017.

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Ohio will receive nearly $10 million from October 2015 to September 2020 to help new and expectant low-income fathers with children under age one and fathers ages 16 to 24 to become more effective and nurturing parents, improve their families' long-term economic stability, and build strong, lasting relationships with their children.   The grant, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will fund the “New Beginnings for New Fathers” program in Franklin, Clark, Cuyahoga, Hamilton and Montgomery Counties. Participating fathers will receive job training, parenting classes, and healthy marriage and relationship education.  Click here to read more



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