New Proposed Federal Child Support Rules

The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on November 17, 2014. Click here for more information

The NPRM updates existing rules, some of which are 35 years old, and makes changes that would help modernize the program, provide more support to low income noncustodial fathers, families and children.

The April 21st Region V Fatherhood Collaboration call will provide and overview of the NPRM.  (see right)



Fatherhood Program Achievement Awards!
Ohio Fatherhood Center Achievement Awards

The Ohio Fatherhood Center, a collaboration of Ohio University, the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood and OPNFF is pleased to announce Fatherhood Program Achievement Awards for qualifying father-serving programs in Ohio. 


Awardees will receive a certificate for display in their agency office and be listed on the websites of all three sponsoring agencies. Click here to read about the first seven Achievement Award winners


Apply online or download an MS Word application.  Submit Word applications to or mail to OPNFF, POB 606194, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.  An application fee of $100 will support the Ohio Fatherhood Center.


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What's New in Fatherhood!

OPNFF is proud and honored to host information related to the midwest region Fatherhood Collaboration calls hosted by the Region V Administration for Children and Families.  Click here to view call information and email to sign up!

The next call is Tuesday August 25, 2015 2:30 pm ET, 1:30 pm CT.  Dads Matter: Promoting Father Involvement in Home Visiting Services for Vulnerable Families  will focus on a joint fatherhood practitioner - university research project.  Presenters: Dr. Jennifer L Bellamy, University of Denver and Rebecca Kaufman, Fatherhood Research and Practice Network, Temple University. 

You can now Search for Programs on our website. If your program is not on our database, please take our survey today to make sure your fatherhood program is listed in our database and help us learn more about the scope of fatherhood work in our state.

Membership in OPNFF is free and open to anyone!  Join a network of over 1200 fatherhood practitioners and advocates today.  Go to Join Us, fill out our online form and click submit.  It is as simple as that! 


Or if you prefer, click here to Sign up for our free newsletter! 

Here is what our members say about OPNFF:

"OPNFF is my lifeline for keeping up with everything important relating to fatherhood in Ohio."
-David Justus, Director of the Northcoast Fatherhood Initiative

"As with any rural community-based organization, communication is always an issue.  OPNFF helps in relieving us of some of that burden through updates, resources and information."
-Tony Foreman, Executive Director of Families Forward

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