The Fatherhood Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilent, and Essential Grants (Fatherhood FIRE) will be targeted exclusively to projects designed for adult fathers, defined as fathers that are age 18 and older.  Eligible fathers (or father figures) must have children who are age 24 or younger.  

Funding for Investment: $60,000,000
Projected Number of Awards: 68
Applications Due: July 1

Fathers will include those in the general population (or "community fathers"), as well as fathers who are currently incarcerated and are returning, or have returned, to their families and communities following incarceration.  

Applicants will be strongly encouraged to submit a proposal to implement one specific program model designed for one specific service population – e.g., rural community fathers, reentering fathers, or urban community fathers– but not multiple models for multiple populations.  ACF is interested in funding a diverse range of projects, from high impact projects, to moderate scope projects, to smaller scope projects.


Applicants must provide evidence of organizational capacity to implement their proposed project.