Questions and Answers
Responsible Fatherhood Grants
Document #: JFSR1617178093B
Question: Can the program manager also serve as the fiscal agent? Is there a targeted number of fathers that need to be served in the Level A grant?
Answer: Yes, the program manager and fiscal agent may be the same person. There is no required number of fathers to be served in the RFGA but if you are a previously funded fatherhood program (i.e., a Level A applicant), you should plan to serve at least as many fathers as you had served under previous grants.
Question: Can you use an experienced facilitator that is not yet officially certified, but will be before they conduct any programming?
Answer: Yes, but clearly state that in your grant application.
Question: The RFP document outlines the requirements for the Level B grant but does not provide complete information for a Level A grant. Where can we obtain this information?
Answer: From http://jfs.ohio.gov/rfp/index.stm, select RFGA1617178093A.
Question: I read that organizations must choose between Level A and Level B. We were looking at 2 different programs in different regions - same organization. One would be a Level A, one would be a Level B. Is this permitted?
Answer: You may submit two applications, one for each funding level unless you have been previously funded by ODJFS for your fatherhood program. Previously funded fatherhood programs are only eligible to apply for Level A.
Question: Good day, We have an Boys to Men ministry, that has been on going for 15+years. This is my first time, looking into grants etc....So, I wanted to know if you could guide me to and free classes or resources that can help educate me on this. Thank you, so much Dea. Gregory Holloway (Gregory.firstname.lastname@example.org) 513-687-8709
Answer: Several resources for fatherhood programs are listed in Appendix C of the RFGA. For information on how to write a grant application, the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood provided free training on this topic on Feb. 23, 2105. The Power Point is posted on the commission website, www.fatherhood.gov under the “Resources” tab. If you would like to be notified about future trainings, sign up to receive our newsletters on the OCF website.
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