Evaluation of the Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) Demonstration

The summary for the Evaluation of the Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) Demonstration 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 FederalGrants.com 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 OCSE, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Evaluation of the Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) Demonstration: In order to inform state and tribal child support agencies about the effectiveness of incorporating procedural justice principles into child support business practices as an alternative to contempt, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) will award Section 1115 grant funds under a cooperative agreement to a single state or tribal child support agency to procure and manage an evaluation through an independent third-party evaluator (i.e. a university or research firm) of the demonstration grantees approved under the forecasted companion funding opportunity announcement (FOA), titled Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) (HHS-2016-ACF-OCSE-FD-1172). This cooperative agreement will allow the selected state or tribal agency to use this federal grant award and the Federal Financial Participation (FFP) associated with these grant funds to support a multi-site random assignment evaluation of all of the demonstration grantees approved under the separate companion FOA.
Under the forecasted companion FOA, the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has invited state and tribal child support agencies to submit competitive grant applications to develop and implement programs that provide an alternative to contempt by incorporating procedural justice principles into child support business practices as part of a national demonstration framework. Compliance with evaluation requirements is a condition of award under this companion FOA.
In order to assess the effectiveness of the demonstration projects, the evaluation will include an impact analysis using random assignment in which eligible noncustodial parents are randomly assigned into treatment and control groups in each of the demonstration sites. The evaluation will also include: (1) an implementation study component (with interviews of program staff and stakeholders), and (2) a benefit-cost analysis. Further, the selected evaluator will provide evaluation-related guidance and assistance to the companion FOA grantees (e.g., guidance regarding how to implement random assignment; feedback and input to ensure treatments under the demonstrations are substantially different than the services control group members may access; etc.).
Applicants for this grant may also submit an application under the companion funding opportunity announcement, but it is not a requirement for application or selection under this announcement. A successful applicant under this FOA may also be selected as a successful applicant under the companion funding opportunity announcement but one award is not related to the other. The recipient of this award will select a third-party organization to conduct the evaluation, and will maintain impartiality with regard to the evaluation of all project sites.
Federal Grant Title: Evaluation of the Procedural Justice Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) Demonstration
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Children and Families OCSE
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2016-ACF-OCSE-FD-1171
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 321611
CFDA Descriptions: Child Support Enforcement Research
Current Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2016 Electronically submitted applications
Original Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2016 Electronically submitted applications
Posted Date: Apr 26, 2016
Creation Date: Apr 26, 2016
Archive Date: Aug 7, 2016
Total Program Funding: $900,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $900,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $900,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
State (including the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands) and Tribal Title IV-D agencies, or the umbrella agency of the IV-D program, are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

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.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2016-ACF-OCSE-FD-1171
Grant Announcement Contact
ACF Applications Help Desk app_support@acf.hhs.gov
ACF Applications Help Desk

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