Activities to promote a national agenda to support children and families

The purpose of this project is to enable the Commission to identify and focus attention on specific steps leading to the implementation of their recommendations to address major problems relating to child health. The Commission, headed by Senator Jay Rockefeller, is a bipartisan body created by Congress in 1987 to assess the status of children and families in the U.S. and to propose new directions for policy and program development. The Commission and staff will work with national interest groups/professional organizations to develop strategic guides targeted to individuals/organizations inside and outside of government interested in implementing the Commission's recommendations. The guides will outline steps for developing policies and improving programs at the federal, state, and local levels and describe actions to be taken by private, community-based and religious organizations. These guides will be widely disseminated to interested groups. The Commission will also convene five regional forums to bring together state and local officials and private sector representatives to focus on issues relating to child health and the feasibility of adopting the Commission's proposed solutions. Additional funds have been received from Pew, Carnegie, Annie E. Casey, W.T. Grant, and the Foundation for Child Development.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $200,000.00

Awarded on: 10/23/1992

Time frame: 11/1/1992 - 4/30/1993

Grant Number: 20748


United States Government, National Commission on Children

1111 18th Street, N.W., Suite 810
Washington, 20223-0006

Cheryl D. Hayes
Project Director