ACF-Sponsored Studies

The Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) studies ACF’s programs and the populations they serve through rigorous research and evaluation projects. These include evaluations of existing programs, evaluations of innovative approaches to helping low-income children and families, research syntheses and descriptive and exploratory studies.

The Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) project, formerly known as Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-sufficiency, is a rigorous evaluation of next-generation strategies for increasing the economic self-sufficiency of low-income individuals and families. Read More

The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program provides education and training to TANF recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the healthcare field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand. Multiple complimentary evaluations of the HPOG program are being sponsored by ACF. Read More

The Career Pathways Intermediate Outcomes (CPIO) study will estimate the impacts of the HPOG and PACE studies programs on educational attainment, earnings, and economic well-being following 36 months after the interventions to analyze steps that lead to successful careers. Read More