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Summarize the objective, eligibility requirements, type of assistance, dollar range, and average of assistance of the 93.086 HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROMOTION AND RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD GRANTS. 150-250 words
located in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance at: http://12.46.245.173/cfda/cfda.html

Summarize the objective, eligibility requirements, type of assistance, dollar range, and average of assistance of the 93.157 CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE. 150-250 words located in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance at: http://12.46.245.173/cfda/cfda.html

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1. Summarize the objective, eligibility requirements, type of assistance, dollar range, and average of assistance of the 93.086 HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROMOTION AND RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD GRANTS (150-250 words) located in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance at: http://12.46.245.173/cfda/cfda.html.

In this program, there are four reported objectives:

(1) To fund Healthy Marriage Promotion activities that will help couples, who have chosen marriage for themselves, gain greater access to marriage education services on a voluntary basis. These services will help couples acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to form and sustain a healthy marriage;
(2) To fund Responsible Fatherhood promotion activities specifically designed to promote responsible fatherhood to reverse the rise in father absence and its subsequent impact on our nation's children. ACF will award these funds on a competitive basis to States, territories, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, and public and nonprofit community entities, including faith-based organizations;
(3) To award competitive based demonstration projects designed to test the effectiveness of tribal governments or tribal consortia in coordinating the provision to tribal families at risk of child abuse or neglect of child welfare services and services under tribal programs funded under this part; and,
(4) To provide technical assistance by the Federal government to States, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, receiving a grant for any program funded under this part.

There are two types of assistance, mainly project grants and the dissemination of technical information. Two eligibility criteria are listed on the website, applicant and beneficiary eligibility. For example, the applicant eligibility is reported as follows:

"The Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grants were awarded one time for a five-year (5) project period. The awards were made final in September 2006 and will run for five consecutive years up through September 2011. There are no subsequent competitive awards for this program. Eligible organizations for Healthy Marriage Grants in general were public and private entities. This included, but was not limited to: States; County governments; City or township governments; Special district governments; State controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribes and tribal organizations; Nonprofit organizations; Private organizations of higher education; For-profit organizations; and faith-based and community organizations. Application Eligibility for Responsible Fatherhood Grants included: States; territories; Indian tribes and tribal organizations; and public and non-profit community entities, including Faith-based organizations. Application Eligibility for Tribal TANF Child Welfare TA Grants includes Native American Tribal governments" (http://www.cfda.gov/pls/portal30/CATALOG.PROGRAM_TEXT_RPT.show).

Second, the beneficiary eligibility are the " families, couples, individuals in need of assistance with marriage enhancement and relationship education, parenting education, economic stability services. In general these funds will assist in the efforts to enhance and expand the ability of States, Native American governments, local governments, for-profit organizations, non-profit community organizations and other public entities to provide family formation services to those in need" (http://www.cfda.gov/pls/portal30/CATALOG.PROGRAM_TEXT_RPT.show).

The range and average of Financial Assistance listed for the Healthy Marriage Grants range from $250,000 to $3,250,000 depending on the scope of the project with the average award: $1,000,000. Responsible Fatherhood Grants will range from $200,000 to $1,000,000 depending on the scope of the project, with the average award: $700,000. And, the Tribal TANF Child Welfare Grants will range from $25,000 to $100,000 with the average award of $140,000 (http://www.cfda.gov/pls/portal30/CATALOG.PROGRAM_TEXT_RPT.show).

2. Summarize the objective, eligibility requirements, type of assistance, dollar range, and average of assistance of the 93.157 CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE (150-250 words) located in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance at: http://12.46.245.173/cfda/cfda.html.

The goal of the 93.157 CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE program is to assist eligible schools in supporting programs of excellence in health professions education for under-represented minority individuals. For this program, the grantee is required to use the funds awarded for the following objectives:

(1) To develop a large competitive applicant pool through linkages with institutions of higher education, local school districts, and other community-based entities; and establish an education pipeline for health professions careers;
(2) To establish, strengthen, or expand programs to enhance the academic performance of under-represented minority students attending the school;
(3) To improve the capacity of such school to train, recruit, and retain under-represented minority faculty including the payment of stipends and fellowships;
(4) To carry out activities to improve the information resources, clinical education, curricula and cultural competence, to facilitate the entry of under-represented minority students into health or allied health professions schools; (5) to facilitate faculty and student research on health issues particularly affecting under-represented minority groups, including research on issues relating to the delivery of health care;
(6) To carry out a program to train students of the school in providing health services to a significant number of under-represented minority individuals through training provided to such students at community-based health facilities. These facilities provide such health services and are located at a site remote from the main site of the teaching facilities of the school; and
(7) To provide stipends as appropriate.

The type of assistance is referred to as Project Grants. These grant funds may be used by health professions schools to: (1) Establish, strengthen, or expand programs to enhance the academic performance of minority students attending the school; (2) establish, strengthen or expand programs to increase the number and quality of minority applicants to the school; (3) improve the capacity of the school to train, recruit, and retain minority faculty; (4) with respect to minority health issues, to carry out activities to improve the information resources and curricula of the school and clinical education at the school; and (5) facilitate faculty and student research on health issues particularly affecting minority groups.

The applicant eligibility is listed as:

"Eligible applicants are: accredited schools of allopathic medicine; osteopathic medicine; dentistry; pharmacy; graduate programs in behavioral or mental health; or other public and nonprofit health or educational entities. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as described in Section 736(c)(2)(A) of the Public Service Act, and which received a contract under Section 788B of the Public Health Service Act (Advanced Financial Distress Assistance) for fiscal year 1987, may apply for Centers of Excellence (COE) grants under Section 736 of the Public Health Service Act. The four designated schools are: Meharry School of Dentistry; Meharry School of Medicine; Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine; and Xavier School of Pharmacy" (http://www.cfda.gov/pls/portal30/CATALOG.PROGRAM_TEXT_RPT.show).

On the other hand, the beneficiary eligibility is that certain HBCUs and eligible health professions schools must train a significant number of under-represented minority students in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy; faculty ...

Solution Summary

This solution summarizes two federal grants and funding for programs in terms of the objective, eligibility requirements, type of assistance, dollar range, and average of assistance e.g. HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROMOTION AND RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD GRANTS and CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE.

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