Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Evidence on Income Supports for Low-Income Families with Young Children
Application: Aug 9, 2019
Gina Hijjawi, PhD.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grants for action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds knowledge base, and informs policy making on income supports for low-income families. Income supports may reduce poverty in households with young children; provide critical resources to help families support children's development; diminish families' stress levels; and thereby advance health equity.
The Foundation is particularly interested in research on two types of income supports:
- Tax credits
- Cash transfer policies
Research should affect families of color, families living in rural areas, and other groups of families who experience gaps in access to supports and face disparities in outcomes related to health and well-being.
Eligible applicants include:
- Academic institutions
- Public entities
- Nonprofit organizations
- State, territorial, and local government agencies
- For-profit organizations
Award ceiling: $500,000
Award floor: $50,000
Project period: Up to 24 months
Estimated number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $1,500,000
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