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Volume 2 Issue 1                                                                                                                                     November/2011                                                                                                                 
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Request for Grant Apllications
House Bill 153
Ohio County Fatherhood Initiative Leadership Summits
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Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
50 West Town St.
Columbus, OH 43215



Website: www.fatherhood.ohio.gov

Executive Director J. Tracy Robinson  


Director Tracy Robinson

Greetings from the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood. This e-newsletter keeps the community informed about the Commission's four objectives: funding fatherhood programs, engaging the community, offering trainings and policy recommendations to strengthen fathers and families.  These efforts help fathers become better parents, partners and providers.  


Please check our website  at www.fatherhood.ohio.gov for information about what's happening around the state to strengthen fatherhood.




J. Tracy Robinson, Executive Director


Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
OCF Releases New RFGA

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) is releasing a Request for Grant Applications for organizations to increase and enhance their work with Ohio's fathers. OCF will award eight programs $75,000. To learn more about this RFGA and to apply for funding visit the New OCF RFGA 
Ohio General Assembly Affirms
Fatherhood in Ohio  

Thanks to the phone calls, emails and letters from people throughout Ohio, the General Assembly included the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood in the biennial budget.  During the budget reconciliation process, Governor Kasich, Speaker Batchelder and President Niehaus all agreed that the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood was making a difference and should continue to be funded.  More >>

Ohio County Fatherhood Initiative Leadership Summits 

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood launched the first ever Ohio County Fatherhood Initiative in 12 counties located throughout Ohio.  County leaders participated in a six-month training that helped them identify assets and challenges fathers face in their county.  To read more about the  Initiative and how your county can participate in the future click More>>