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

Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Implementation and Expansion Grants – This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides fiscal year (FY) 2016 funds for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Tribal MIECHV) Implementation and Expansion Grants. Funds will support 5-year grants (cooperative agreements) between the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and federally-recognized Indian tribes (or a consortium of Indian tribes), tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations that are currently operating an evidence-based home visiting program and propose to sustain and/or expand their established infrastructure for home visiting services in tribal communities. The goals of the Tribal MIECHV Program include: Supporting the development of happy, healthy, and successful American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families through a coordinated home visiting strategy that addresses critical maternal and child health, development, early learning, family support, and child abuse and neglect prevention needs. Implementing high-quality, culturally-relevant, evidence-based home visiting programs in AI/AN communities. Expanding the evidence base around home visiting interventions with Native populations. Supporting and strengthening cooperation and coordination and promoting linkages among various programs that serve pregnant women, expectant fathers, young children, and families, resulting in coordinated, comprehensive early childhood systems in grantee communities. This FOA is intended for tribal entities that have an established history of implementation of high-quality, culturally relevant, evidence-based home visiting services to AI/AN families and children, implementation of performance measurement and continuous quality improvement systems, development of early childhood systems, and conducting rigorous evaluation. Applicants may include existing grantees under the Tribal MIECHV program that are proposing to sustain and/or expand services, as well as other tribal entities that can demonstrate past and current experience with conducting such activities and are proposing to expand services. A separate FOA (Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Development and Implementation Grants, HHS-2016-ACF-OCC-TH-1161) is intended for tribal entities without prior experience implementing and evaluating home visiting programs. Since 2010, ACF and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the agencies collaborating to implement the Tribal MIECHV program within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have supported the planning and implementation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV, the Federal Home Visiting Program). March 23, 2016.

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