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Frequently Asked Questions
When is RECS 2020?
RECS 2020 will take place May 27-29 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.
 
When will I know if my proposal was accepted?
We received many high-quality submissions on a variety of topics related to family self-sufficiency. Submissions are currently under review, and notifications will be sent to submitters in March 2020.
 
When can I register?
Registration will open in March. Watch your inbox for the registration link.
 
How much will registration cost?
RECS is free and open to the public.
 
Is there a discounted hotel block?
Discounted rooms at the Renaissance Hotel may be booked through May 4, 2020. Reserve your discounted room online or call the Renaissance Hotel at (202) 898-9000 and use the group name "2020 RECS." Find more information on the Hotel and Travel page of the RECS website.
 
Who convenes RECS?
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services convenes RECS to present the latest findings from evaluations of programs, policies, and services that support low-income families on the path to economic self-sufficiency. Stay up to date with OPREís research and evaluation work by subscribing to OPRE emails or following OPRE on Facebook and Twitter.
 
How can I stay updated?
If you received this email, you are already subscribed to RECS newsletters and e-blasts, the best way to receive timely conference news. (Received this email as a forward? Subscribe today.) RECS also shares important updates and news related to family self-sufficiency research on Twitter and the RECS LinkedIn group. Follow and join to be part of our online community.
 
Donít see your question answered? Visit the RECS website to learn more or contact RECS@impaqint.com.
ACF Requests Information on Improving Nonresident Parents' Employment Outcomes
Do you have expertise, experience, or insights on employment programs for nonresident parents?
 
The Administration for Children and Families is soliciting ideas and information from a broad array of stakeholders on improving nonresident parents' employment outcomes, including how to create a comprehensive, multi-system approach that addresses multiple barriers that nonresident parents face when trying to support their children. 
 
Read the notice in the Federal Register to learn more about this opportunity. Comments will be accepted through March 6, 2020.
OPRE News
Watch this video to learn about the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluationís commitment to the five principles of the Administration for Children and Families Evaluation Policy: rigor, relevance, transparency, independence, and ethics. 
Explore this report to learn about the overall average impacts across the diverse HPOG 1.0 programs three years after random assignment, as well as impacts for selected subgroups of participants. 
Explore findings from this randomized evaluation of the program's effects on homeownership, business ownership, and postsecondary education or training among the study's participants and participant subgroups.
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The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services convenes the biennial Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) to present the latest findings from evaluations of programs, policies, and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency. Sign up for the RECS email list to stay up-to-date on RECS 2020 happenings and related work.
Questions?
Please direct questions about conference content to Amelia Popham (Amelia.Popham@acf.hhs.gov) or Victoria Kabak (Victoria.Kabak@acf.hhs.gov). Please direct any general questions about conference logistics to RECS@impaqint.com
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