No apologies for long title….
More on the NEW AMERICA (United States of??) FOUNDATION:
Grant Opportunity: Child Care Research Scholars
Published: April 15, 2010
Are you a graduate student doing research related to child care? If so, you should know that federal grants are now available as part of the Child Care Research Scholars program. Letters of intent are due April 19; applications are due May 3. The program is funded through the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services.
(source of fatherhood funding, and access/visitation grants ensuring that outspoken-about-abuse-of-their-kids (or themselves) mothers will have to PAY (supervised visitation) to see their children after custody-switch. If they’re lucky, they will be “allowed” to pay to see them. Or, not see them — take your pick…. in our free enterprise system….)
WHY doesn’t that surprise me? Again, for “HHS” think “Executive Branch of U.S. Government.” For “U.S. Government” which is obviously a business entity itself, think “IRS” and “YOUR TAX DOLLARS.” (if you pay taxes).
The grants are designed to support dissertation research on child care policy issues and are available for 12 and 24-month projects, with awards of up to $30,000 for the first 12 months of a project and a maximum of $50,000 for a two-year project. Grants are open to doctoral level graduate students who, according to the funding announcement, are “enrolled in accredited public, state-controlled, and private institutions of higher education.”
1/10th of ONE of those grants would’ve gotten me out of a dependency state, if I’d known about it in a timely fashion, and had wanted to study early childhood education after losing all contact with some kids I’d already raised, and being driven out of a profession (in the process) of working with children for decades, prior to being treated like a recalcitrant child during marriage, and during divorce…. Only the time and “freedom” of unemployment showed me where some of this stuff was. Not a single nonprofit did, and CERTAINLY not any employment development department within commute distance…
Yet THIS guy couldn’t get help, and was (like many women) at risk again for failure to pay up to the licensing agencies, per today’s headlines:
Take a read. And think about women leaving violence, too. Same story.