Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Development and Implementation Grants

Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Development and Implementation Grants – This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides fiscal year (FY) 2016 funds for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program (Tribal MIECHV) Development and Implementation Grants. Funds will support 5-year grants (cooperative agreements) between ACF and federally-recognized Indian tribes (or a consortium of Indian tribes), tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations to: conduct community needs assessments; develop the infrastructure needed for widespread planning, adopting, implementing, expanding, enhancing, and sustaining of evidence-based maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs; and provide high-quality evidence-based home visiting services to pregnant women and families with young children aged birth to kindergarten entry. This FOA is intended for tribal entities that do not have prior experience with implementing evidence-based home visiting models, performance measurement systems, and rigorous evaluation. A separate FOA (Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program: Implementation and Expansion Grants HHS-2016-ACF-OCC-TH-1162) will be published in FY 2016 for entities with such prior experience. Home visiting programs are intended to promote outcomes such as improved maternal and prenatal health, infant health, and child health and development; reduced child maltreatment; improved parenting practices related to child development outcomes; improved school readiness; improved family socio-economic status; improved coordination of referrals to community resources and supports; and reduced incidence of injuries, crime, and domestic violence. The goals of the Tribal MIECHV program are to support healthy, happy, successful American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children and families through a coordinated, high-quality, evidence-based home visiting strategy, and to continue to build the evidence base for home visiting in tribal communities. March 23, 2016.

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