Parental Access and Visitation Grants

Access & Visitation Grants

The goal of the federal Parental Access & Visitation Grant Program is to provide assistance to parents who pay support who want to become more actively involved in their children’s lives.

Services Covered by Access & Visitation Grants

Access & Visitation grants are typically awarded to fund programs that offer:

  • mediation (both voluntary and mandatory)
  • counseling
  • parent education
  • development of parenting plans
  • visitation enforcement (including monitoring, supervised visitation, and neutral drop-off sites)
  • development of guidelines for visitation and alternative custody arrangements

Funding for Access & Visitation Grants

The Oregon Department of Justice administers and distributes the Access & Visitation grants on behalf of the Oregon Child Support Program. Funds come from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement.

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), commonly referred to as welfare reform, added a provision to the Social Security Act that allocates funding for local services based on the number of single-parent households in each state.


Current Access & Visitation Grant Program recipients

Please complete the following at the end of your grant period:

Local Service Providers

For more information about the Access & Visitation Grant Program, please contact us toll-free in Oregon at 800-850-0228, or, if you’re in the Salem area, at 503-373-7300.