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Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program – Formula

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Provide Early Childhood
Services to Families in At-Risk Communities

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Conf. Date:

03/31/21

LOI Date:

03/25/21

Deadline Date:

06/30/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations to provide early childhood services to families in at-risk communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to one month to complete. The purpose of the program is to support the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive high-quality and voluntary early childhood home visiting services to eligible families.

The goals are to: (1) strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act; (2) improve coordination of services for at-risk communities; and (3) identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for eligible families living in at-risk communities. For a definition of at-risk communities, see p. 87 of the NOFO in Supporting Documents below.

Successful MIECHV Program recipients will achieve the following objectives:

  1. Implement evidence-based home visiting models or promising approaches that:
    • Include voluntary home visiting as the primary service delivery strategy 
    • Serve eligible families residing in at-risk communities, as identified in the current approved statewide needs assessment update; and
    • Target outcomes specified as statutorily mandated benchmark areas, which include: improved maternal and newborn health; prevention of child injuries, child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment, and reduction of emergency department visits; improvement in school readiness and achievement; reduction in crime or domestic violence; improvements in family economic self-sufficiency; and improvements in the coordination and referrals for other community resources and supports.
  2. Ensure the provision of high-quality home visiting services to eligible families living in at-risk communities by, in part, coordinating with comprehensive statewide early childhood systems to support the needs of those families.
  3. Collaborate with state and local partners to increase the availability of and eligible families’ access to coordinated early childhood systems and high-quality services.

For information on additional eligible uses of funding during the COVID-19 public health emergency period, see p. 6 of the NOFO in Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195100

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$342,000,000

Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 56

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance: September 30, 2021 through September 29, 2023 (2 years)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include all states and six territories and jurisdictions serving the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. Nonprofit organizations currently funded in FY 2020 under the MIECHV Program are also eligible to apply if the state for which they were funded to provide MIECHV services in FY 2020 does not apply.

The MIECHV Program generally does not fund the delivery or costs of direct medical, dental, mental health, or legal services; however, some limited direct services may be provided (typically by the home visitor) to the extent required to maintain fidelity to an evidence-based model approved for use under MIECHV.

Pre-proposal Conference:

HRSA has scheduled the following technical assistance webinar:

Day and Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET

Call-in number and registration for this webinar will be available here:
https://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-initiatives/home-visiting/programimplementation-and-fiscal-management-resources.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Letter of Intent for New Applicants Requested by: March 25, 2021. A letter of intent to apply is only requested for new applicants. Although HRSA encourages letters of intent to apply, they are not required.
- The due date for applications under this NOFO is June 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET. HRSA suggests submitting applications to Grants.gov at least 3 calendar days before the deadline to allow for any unforeseen circumstances
- Estimated Award Date: 09/30/2021

Currently, the Grants.gov registration process requires information in three separate systems:
• Dun and Bradstreet (http://www.dnb.com/duns-number.html);
• System for Award Management (SAM) (https://www.sam.gov); and
• Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/).

Registration in all systems, including SAM.gov and Grants.gov, may take up to 1 month to complete.

Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329949

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send Letters of Intent via email to HRSADSO@hrsa.gov.

You may request additional information regarding the overall program issues and/or TA related to this NOFO by contacting:
Kelsey McCoy, Supervisory Public Health Analyst
Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
15 New Sudbury Street, Suite 1826
Boston, MA 02203
Telephone: (617) 565-1451
Email: kmccoy@hrsa.gov

Kimberly Thomas, Supervisory Public Health Analyst
Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (240) 475-5056
Email: kthomas1@hrsa.gov

You may request additional information and/or TA regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this NOFO by contacting:
Tya Renwick, Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 10SWH03
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 594-0227
Email: trenwick@hrsa.gov

Janene P. Dyson, Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 10N190A
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-8325
Email: jdyson@hrsa.gov

Grants.gov Contact Center
Telephone: 1-800-518-4726
Email: support@grants.gov

CFDA Number:

93.870

Funding or Pin Number:

HRSA-21-050

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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