On February 8, 2006, President Bush signed the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 into law. Due to the time delaybetween the writing of and the printing of this publication, this legislation was listed as pending on page 70. Thenew law provides $150 million for each of Federal fiscal years 2006 through 2010 to promote and support healthymarriages and responsible fatherhood. The funds will be awarded as competitive grants to government entities,faith-based organizations or community organizations.Up to $50 million per year may be awarded to government entities, faith-based organizations or communityorganizations to fund activities promoting responsible fatherhood. Such activities may include parent education,counseling, education and career services to foster fathers’ economic stability, or a national media campaign toencourage appropriate parent involvement in a child’s life. Up to $2 million per year may be awarded ascompetitive grants to Indian tribes to demonstrate the effectiveness of coordinating the provision of child welfareand TANF services to tribal families at risk of child abuse or neglect. The remaining funds are designated forhealthy marriage activities, which may include programs of premarital education, conflict resolution, marriageenhancement for married couples and programs designed to reduce disincentives to marriage in means-tested aidprograms.