The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is considering soliciting applications for the establishment of a Center for Research on Hispanic Children and Families, to lead and support investigation of the needs of Hispanic populations served by ACF and the most promising programs and policies to promote social and economic well-being among low-income Hispanic families. This research center would ideally bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary team of academic and organizational partners to provide leadership in culturally competent research that can inform policies concerning low-income Hispanic families and to foster significant scholarship addressing the diverse Hispanic populations throughout the nation. Through a combination of leadership activities, original research, secondary analyses of existing data, and collaborative research efforts, this national center will ideally address a range of relevant issues including, but not limited to: a) examination of strategies to strengthen Hispanic families and to promote well-being of Hispanic children and families; b) definition and measurement utilized by research and/or program monitoring systems; c) identification of barriers and facilitators of service utilization by Hispanic populations. The center will be expected to develop a range of products and resources to communicate relevant information to ACF grantees, program practitioners, and researchers, as well as ACF program offices and contractors. Awards are subject to the availability of federal funding and the best interest of the federal government. Faith-based and community organizations that are research organizations, and meet other eligibility requirements, are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement. Learn more .