Behavioral Interventions Scholars

The summary for the Behavioral Interventions Scholars grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Administration for Children and Families OPRE, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Behavioral Interventions Scholars: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) anticipates soliciting applications for Behavioral Interventions Scholars grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are using approaches grounded in behavioral science or behavioral economics to examine specific research questions of relevance to social services programs and policies. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to apply a behavioral science or behavioral economics lens to issues facing poor and vulnerable families in the United States, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. Applicants will be required to demonstrate the applicability of their research to practice or policy serving low-income children, adults, and families, especially those that seek to improve their well-being. Specific topics of interest may be delineated in the full funding opportunity announcement. For information about OPRE, please go to For information about related work ongoing within OPRE, please go to
Federal Grant Title: Behavioral Interventions Scholars
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Children and Families OPRE (HHS-ACF-OPRE)
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2019-ACF-OPRE-PD-1570
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.647
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 2nd, 2019
Original Application Deadline: July 2nd, 2019
Posted Date: May 3rd, 2019
Creation Date: May 3rd, 2019
Archive Date: August 1st, 2019
Total Program Funding: $100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $25,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $20,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: May 3rd, 2019
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - For-profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility
Under section 1110(a)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act, eligibility is open to “...States and public and other organizations and agencies for paying part of the cost of research or demonstration projects such as those...which will help improve the administration and effectiveness of programs carried on or assisted under the Social Security Act and programs related thereto...” Applicants will be required to submit written evidence that research is a primary organizational activity as part of the application submission. Applicants that do not include this written evidence will be disqualified from review and funding. Applicants will be required to submit a letter of support from the graduate student's mentor, acting as the project's Principal Investigator, that approves the application and provides a description of how the mentor will regularly monitor the student's work. Applications that do not include this letter will be disqualified from review and funding. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
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