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.

PACE
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

 

 

 

 

HPOG

The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 1.0) 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. In 2010, HPOG grant awards were made to 32 entities across 23 states. Multiple complimentary evaluations of the HPOG 1.0 program are being sponsored by ACF. Read More

 

 

HPOG 2.0

The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 2.0) 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. In 2015, a second round of HPOG grant awards were made to 32 organizations located across 21 states. Multiple complimentary evaluations of the HPOG 2.0 program are being sponsored by ACF. Read More