Tennessee Launches Fatherhood Grant Program

Tennessee provides $10 million in grants to support fatherhood initiatives.

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has announced the launch of a new Fatherhood Grant Program. This initiative aims to provide funding to organizations dedicated to supporting fathers and fatherhood-related programs across Tennessee. The program was introduced following the success of last year’s Fatherhood Initiative and the Amplifying Fatherhood conference, which gathered numerous industry leaders.

TDHS will invest approximately $10 million to support public, private, and non-profit organizations that directly serve fathers. The application deadline for this grant is June 30th at 5 PM CST. Interested organizations can learn more and apply through the application form.

“At TDHS, we seek to mobilize stakeholders including community partners, policymakers, and experts to promote fatherhood and provide the necessary support to empower fathers across the state,” said TDHS Commissioner Clarence H. Carter. He emphasized the essential role of active parental involvement for the well-being of children, families, and communities in Tennessee. The grant program aims to strengthen the foundation of Tennessee for future generations by building the capacity of programs that serve fathers.

The Fatherhood Grant Program will focus on funding organizations that offer mentorship, educational and co-parenting support, skill-building workshops, employment services, and financial literacy programs. Eligibility criteria apply, but interested organizations must have a mission to improve outcomes for fathers and families.

For more information on this grant opportunity, please visit the TDHS website.

About the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS)

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is committed to strengthening Tennessee by supporting its residents. Led by Commissioner Clarence H. Carter, TDHS serves nearly two million Tennesseans, offering various services and programs including the Child Support Program, Child and Adult Day Services and Licensing, Families First (TANF), SNAP, Rehabilitation Services, and Adult Protective Services. TDHS aims to connect people with resources that promote long-term economic freedom and prosperity. For more information, visit the Tennessee Department of Human Services website.

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