Every year in June, in recognition of the importance of involved, committed and supportive fathers, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) on behalf of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) seeks to award mini-grants to not-for-profit organizations and/or government entities to provide father-child events during the month of June. Funding is available up to $3,500.00. Funds for the events are made available on a reimbursement basis. All expenditures must be made during the month of June. Advance funding is not available.
For the purposes of this funding opportunity, a father is defined as a biological, custodial, legal, adoptive, or expectant father, grandfather, stepfather, or adult male family member serving in a father role for children age 21 or younger.
Typically, the funding announcment is posted in February or March (sent to the public via an OCF e-newsletter) and grantees are selected in April.
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PHOTO AND VIDEO RELEASE FORM - to be signed by all adults photographed at the event and submitted to OCF within 30 days after the event
SCORE SHEET: Use as an outline when completing application
The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. It will be a Virtual Microsoft Teams Meeting.
Please click here to join the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2021 Commissioners’ Meeting.
2021 Commission Meeting Dates: Feb. 11, May 13, July 8, Sept. 9 and Nov. 18.
If you would like to attend a commission meeting, please contact Terri Simons at 614-752-0182. Click the highlighted text to learn more about the commission meetings.
Want to know more about the OCF Commission Meetings? Click on the highlighted text to learn more. Please e-mail Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov if you have any questions.
Reforming Child Support to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families, June 2019
Supporting the Fatherhood Journey: Finding from the Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation
Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) Impact Report
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Promoting Responsible Fatherhood
AdCouncil Fatherhood PSAs
Region V Fatherhood Webinars
National Fatherhood Initiative
National Center for Fathering
Kids Count Data
Grant Writing Webinar (Power Point Slides)
Infant Vitality Toolkit for Fathers
Ohio County Services
Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF)
Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality
Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition
Ohio Putative Father Registry
Ohio Strong Babies
Start Talking Ohio
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