Healthy Marriage Demonstration Grant Program (Government Grant)

Primary Contact: 
Lois Bell
200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20201
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This program offers funding for demonstration projects that will support healthy marriages through implementation of the following allowable activities: (1) Public advertising campaigns on the value of marriage and the skills needed to increase marital stability and health; (2) Education in high schools on the value of marriage, relationship skills, and budgeting; (3) Marriage education, marriage skills, and relationship skills programs that may include parenting skills, financial management, conflict resolution, and job and career advancement for non-married pregnant women, non-married expectant fathers, and non-married  recent parents; (4) Pre-marital education and marriage skills training for engaged couples and for couples or persons interested in marriage; (5) Marriage enhancement and marriage skills training programs for married couples; (6) Divorce reduction programs that teach relationship skills; (7) Marriage mentoring programs, which use married couples as role models and mentors; and (8) Programs to reduce the disincentives to marriager in means-tested aid programs if offered in conjunction with any of the other seven activities. The programs will support innovative projects designed to strengthen marriages and prepare unmarried couples for successful healthy marriages.


ACF will award these funds on a competitive basis to public and private entities. This includes, but is not limited to, States, territories, Indian tribes and Tribal organizations, local government entities, nonprofits, for-profits, and community and faith-based organizations.

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For application deadlines, please check with the primary contact person.

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