America continues to under-invest in programs and strategies, such as child abuse prevention, early child care, and after-school programs, that have proven to be effective in addressing the needs of fragile families. Efforts by child advocates and scholars alone are not enough to help policy-makers and the public recognize the importance of investing in proven programs. The purpose of this project is to increase federal and state policy-makers' awareness of research supporting these investments. Products from this campaign will include national and state-specific reports and fact sheets on research supporting the benefits of public investments aimed at disadvantaged youth and families. This project will be considered successful if the project: (1) increases federal and state policy-makers' awareness of and support for effective efforts that reach America's most vulnerable youth and families; and (2) builds organizational and state capacity to continue its efforts to educate policy-makers.
Amount Awarded $250,000.00
Awarded on: 3/25/2002
Time frame: 4/1/2002 - 3/31/2003
Grant Number: 42818