Research Funding Opportunity: African American Child and Family Research Center
The Administration for Children and Families is accepting applications for a NEW 2021 Funding Opportunity titled “African American Child and Family Research Center”! This grant program will lead and support research on the needs of African American populations served by ACF and promising approaches to promote social and economic well-being among low-income African American populations. This research Center will ideally bring together a diverse, inclusive, culturally sensitive, and interdisciplinary team of academic and organizational partners to provide leadership on research that is culturally rigorous and informed by structural inequities. The Center’s work should inform policies concerning low-income African American populations and foster significant scholarship regarding the needs and experiences of diverse African American populations throughout the nation. Through research, capacity building, and communication activities, this Center will ideally address a range of relevant issues including, but not limited to the following: a) definition and measurement of the experiences of African American individuals, families, and communities; b) identification of barriers and facilitators of human service utilization by African American populations; c) examination of strategies to promote the social and economic well-being of African American children and families; and d) evaluation of promising approaches for serving African American populations. The Center will be expected to develop research products, resources, and a comprehensive communication plan that aims to build research capacity in the field and improve understanding of African American populations to inform policy development and programmatic responses.
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