HRSA Funding Opportunities

Thalassemia Programs

Applications due: December 21, 2020

This program is comprised of 2 projects.

  • Project 1 is the Thalassemia Regional Program. The purpose is to have 3 recipients support a regional infrastructure to increase the number of providers treating or comanaging individuals with thalassemia in their communities.
  • Project 2 is the Thalassemia National Coordinating Program. The purpose is to coordinate telementoring and educational initiatives across the regions and to improve knowledge of thalassemia and evidence-informed treatment recommendations among patients and families.

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MCH Leadership, Education, and Advancement in Undergraduate Pathways Training Program

Applications due: January 7, 2021

The purpose of the program is to promote the development of a diverse and representative public health and health care workforce. The program will recruit undergraduate students from underserved or underrepresented backgrounds into maternal and child health (MCH) public health and MCH-related health professions with the goals to:

  • Improve levels of representation
  • Reduce health disparities
  • Increase access to health care for vulnerable and underserved MCH populations

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MCH Navigator Program

Applications due: January 19, 2021
The purpose of this program is to serve as a learning portal of high-quality vetted, MCH Leadership Competency-based trainings and resources to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and capacity of the MCH workforce through online continuing education (CE) tailored to meet the needs of emerging and practicing MCH professionals. This program supports HRSA Strategic Plan 2019–2022 goals to improve access to quality health care and services, strengthen the health workforce, and improve health equity.

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Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network

Applications due: February 2, 2021

The purpose of the network is to establish and maintain a national, multi-site, collaborative research network for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building. This Research Network will provide national leadership to advance the evidence base in the developmental, behavioral, and psychosocial aspects of pediatric care to improve clinical services and health and related outcomes for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities (DD) across the lifespan.

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MCH Research Network on Promoting Healthy Weight among Children with ASD and other DD

Applications due: February 3, 2021

The purpose of the Network is to establish and maintain an interdisciplinary research network (RN) of researchers and practitioners to lead and support coordinated research activities related to promoting healthy weight among children and youth with ASD/DD. This program’s target population of interest is broadened to include both overweight/obese and underweight children, and an increased emphasis on the inclusion of underserved populations in the proposed research studies.

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Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Provide Input on Advancing the System of Services for CYSHCN and Families

Input due: Monday, November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm ET

A Blueprint for Change: Guiding Principles for Advancing the System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs (CYSHCN) and Families (Blueprint) began in the fall of 2019. MCHB, with a small group of CYSHCN experts and families, began to reexamine systems of care for CYSHCN and to identify priorities and opportunities that can advance those systems and improve outcomes. The resulting draft aims to inform programs and policy at the community, state, and federal levels in 4 key areas:

  • Health Equity
  • Access to Services and Supports
  • Family/Child Well-being and Quality of Life
  • Financing of Services

Review the Request for Information and Blueprint (PDF), and provide input to with the subject: CYSHCN Blueprint RFI.

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Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Provide Input on the MCHB Strategic Plan

Input due: Friday, December 18, 2020 at 11:59pm ET

This roadmap to Maternal and Child Health Bureau's (MCHB) future will guide efforts to advance the health and well-being of U.S. mothers, children, and families. It aims to ensure that MCHB:

  • Responds effectively to future needs of MCH populations
  • Accelerates improvement in equitable MCH health and well-being outcomes
  • Incorporates public health advancements
  • Leverages new technologies
  • Translates emerging MCH evidence into practice

Review the Request for Information (PDF), and share your innovative ideas, experience, and feedback to

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Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Roadmap to Early Childhood CollaborationHRSA Disclaimer


A Roadmap for Collaboration among Title V, Home Visiting, and Early Childhood Systems Programs: Accelerating Improvements in Early Childhood Outcomes (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer is a resource that lays out recommendations and a framework for state early childhood systems leaders, including state Title V and Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program directors, to improve collaboration among early childhood initiatives. This roadmap also includes case studies that demonstrate how this framework is applied.

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National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information CenterHRSA Disclaimer

Linking Young Adults to Mental Health Services Through Social Media and Campus-based Peer AdvocacyHRSA Disclaimer


A new report by Young Invincibles describes 2 innovative initiatives to address stigma around mental health and mental health treatment and finding services, with a focus on young adults of color: a digital ad campaign and a peer advocacy project at a community college. It also explains lessons learned.

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Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's HealthHRSA Disclaimer

COVID-19 Resources for CYSHCNHRSA Disclaimer

Resource List

COVID-19 resources for families, caregivers, state agencies, and advocates of CYSHCN are provided. Information provided covers coping with stress, state actions, and answers to questions about caring for children during the pandemic, among others.


Training & Educational

Association of Schools and Programs of Public HealthHRSA Disclaimer

ASPPH Annual Meeting Call for AbstractsHRSA Disclaimer

Due: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

This virtual forum for academic public health community leaders, faculty, staff, students, and partners, will convene and engage in discussions around the most pressing public health challenges threatening our local and global communities. The goal is to facilitate important discussions and remain dedicated to strengthening the community now and beyond these challenging times. The Meeting encourages opportunities for social connections that advance our shared mission. We are all the voice of academic public health. Planning is underway, so stay tuned for more information, including registration details, full agenda, and plenary speakers.

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Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

AUCD 2020 Conference: Leading the Way in the Next DecadeHRSA Disclaimer

December 7 to 9, 2020
Daily from 12:00pm to 5:00pm (virtual)

Network members, non-network organizational partners, experts from across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, and trainees will learn and share together during the virtual conference, "Achieving Equity: Leading the Way in the Next Decade." This year's theme will serve as a call to action for the AUCD network to create a national equity agenda in partnership with people with disabilities, their families, and the communities in which they live. Features:

  • Pre-recorded plenary sessions
  • Pre-recorded concurrent sessions (attendees may chat with the presenters during the presentation)
  • On-demand poster sessions
  • Live Council meetings
  • Pre-recorded awards celebration

AUCD Conference registrationHRSA Disclaimer is now open.

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National Center for Cultural CompetenceHRSA Disclaimer

Disparities in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services and SupportsHRSA Disclaimer

Online Training

This resource is an online educational site comprised of video narratives and resource guides. The purpose of the Disparities Resource Guide Series is to assist Development Disabilities Councils (DD Councils), University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs), and Protection and Advocacy Programs (P&As) to:

  • Address disparities experienced by identified populations of individuals with intellectual and DDs and their families; and
  • Implement changes in policy and practice to mitigate and reduce such disparities.

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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Screening, Symptom Recognition and Referral to Treatment for Eating Disorders in Pediatric Primary Care SettingsHRSA Disclaimer

Online Training

The training is designed for primary care providers who treat children, adolescents, and/or young adults and has been updated, recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated eating disorders and inequities in treatment access. Addressing the gap in eating disorders training for pediatric primary care providers and providing practical resources for making referrals for treatment when needed is the goal. Contact STRIPED Program Coordinator for more information.

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Training & Educational – Webinars

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

EnRICH – COVID-19 and Children’s Well-Being: a Rapid Research AgendaHRSA Disclaimer

Monday, December 7, 2020
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

Understanding the full impact of COVID-19 on children, families, and communities is critical to documenting the scope of the problem, identifying solutions to mitigate harm, and building more resilient response systems. This research agenda seeks to address investigation of the mechanisms and impacts of the shocks posed by COVID-19 to children’s healthy development both in the short-term and across the life course, and to devise and ultimately test responsive interventions. At the end of this webinar, attendees will:

  • Assess the potential acute and long-term threats to children’s health development and well-being from systemic and social disruptions related to COVID-19
  • Identify priorities for studies that can shift health trajectories and long-term outcomes
  • Review recommended research approaches and discuss potential barriers and opportunities for enacting the research agenda

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Centers of Excellence in MCHHRSA Disclaimer, Boston University School of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Equity, Autonomy and Substance Use Disorder: Lifecourse Considerations for Pregnant and Parenting PeopleHRSA Disclaimer

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
12:00pm to 1:15pm ET

Pregnant and parenting people who grapple with substance use disorder often face a steep drop off in care after delivery. The webinar is a call to action to employ a lifecourse approach in the care and treatment of SUD. The webinar will be of special interest to Title V and other MCH practitioners, pediatric professionals, addiction treatment and prevention specialists, and those interested in racial equity, reproductive justice, and social and family welfare.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Data Summary & Trends Report 2009–2019HRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

This 2020 report examines 24 variables and includes 3 new health behaviors—recent prescription opioid misuse, STD testing, and HIV testing. It also provides data on the health behaviors and experiences of sexual minority youth from the 2015, 2017, and 2019 cycles of the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, allowing trends to be reported for this population for the first time. These 10-year data trends highlight the need for accelerated action to protect the health and wellbeing of students in the United States.

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