Grant Opportunity: Fatherhood Programs

The Tennessee Fatherhood Initiative Grant Application period is open from May 20 through June 30, 2024 at 5:00 PM (Central Time)

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) fatherhood grant program is a significant investment in the health and well-being of Tennessee society. Through this program, TDHS seeks to collaborate with public, private, and non-profit organizations to promote fatherhood and provide the necessary support to empower fathers. The grant program will provide funding to organizations to support projects to advance the essential role of fathers in Tennessee society. Broadly, TDHS seeks to fund grants that directly invest into services for fathers. Intended grant recipients are on-the-ground service delivery providers with previous experience providing fatherhood or related programming to communities.

Specific eligibility criteria will be provided for the grant; however, generally, interested organizations should have a mission or intended output of benefitting and improving outcomes for fathers and families.  

The focus of this grant opportunity and grant cycle are Fatherhood Programs that provide direct services to fathers and their families. Review the grant application guide below for additional information and instructions for applying.

Fatherhood Grant Application Guide

Organizations that are interested in pursuing this opportunity are encouraged to review the Fatherhood Grants Application Guide in detail and follow instructions to submit an application.

Tennessee Fatherhood Initiative Grant Application Guide

Budget Form

Applicant Certification of Acknowledgement

Learn more about the Tennessee Department of Human Services' Fatherhood Inititative by clicking here.