Responsible Fatherhood Month

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.




OCF Logo - include on your draft flyer

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




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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
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