Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Cross-Cutting Evidence on Supports for Families with Young Children

The Equity-Focused Policy Research (EFPR) grant program seeks to fund a body of research that illuminates strategies and policies that enhance families’ equitable access to key resources for supporting their children’s healthy development. EFPR grants are guided by a research agenda that focuses on: (1) understanding the sources of inequities in families’ access to and use of key resources; (2) identifying and testing innovations to advance equity; and (3) strategies for scaling up policies and approaches that are effective in advancing equity. The agenda addresses three policy areas as providing critical resources for families: (1) access to early care and education (ECE); (2) income supports (such as the Earned Income Tax Credit [EITC] and cash transfer programs) and income generation/replacement; and (3) nutrition supports (such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP]).

Receipt Date: February 16, 2021
Total Awards:
  • Up to 20 awards will be provided through this funding opportunity. Awards will range from $50,000 to $200,000 each.
  • Eligible applicant organizations include academic institutions, public entities and private nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, and for-profit organizations.
  • All organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
  • Applicants also may represent partnerships between service providers or practitioners and researchers
Link: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2021/equity-focused-policy-research–building-cross-cutting-evidence-on-supports-for-families-with-young-children.html?utm_source=RWJF+2021+equity+CFP&utm_campaign=rwjf+equity+cfp&utm_medium=email