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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Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities

Applications due: February 16, 2021

The purpose of the LEND program is to improve the health of individuals who have or are at risk for developing ASD/DD by providing graduate-level training in MCH interdisciplinary leadership education in neurodevelopmental and related disabilities programs. The goal of the program is to increase the capacity of the workforce trained to meet the complex needs of individuals with ASD/DD by enhancing the expertise and leadership skills of practicing professionals, families, and self-advocates dedicated to working with and improving the system of care for individuals with ASD/DD.

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National MCH Consortium for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement

Applications due: February 17, 2021

The purpose of the Consortium is to develop and expand accessible, high-quality integrated preventive oral health care for MCH populations by providing targeted technical assistance to Maternal and Child Health Bureau's (MCHB) oral health Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS) and Title V MCH Services Block Grant Program (Title V) award recipients, utilizing a learning collaborative approach. The Consortium’s lead, in collaboration with Consortium partners and key national stakeholders, will advance excellence in oral health care TA in support of preventive oral health care delivery, with an emphasis on MCH safety net services.

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Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Identifying Evidence-based and Evidence-informed Nutrition Interventions (PDF)


This report highlights the role of nutrition in supporting improved MCH outcomes and chronic disease prevention. It also provides a 2-step procedure state Title V MCH programs and public health nutritionists can use to find evidence-based and evidence-informed nutrition interventions.

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Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Division of MCH Workforce Development Unveils Updated Website


The Division of MCH Workforce Development has announced the roll-out of their new and improved website! Users will find information about the Division, their programs, impact and reporting, resources for grantees and trainees, as well as highlights from across their network.

Website enhancements include:

  • Direct links to MCHB grant and funding announcements
  • Streamlined resource pages for grantees and trainees
  • Updated program descriptions and impact data

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National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

State Strategies to Support the Health Needs of CYSHCN in Schools During COVID-19HRSA Disclaimer

White Paper

Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families face unique hardships in accessing school-based health services during COVID-19, especially children of color, those experiencing poverty, and those living in rural areas who have limited access to technology and acute socioeconomic needs. States are developing unique strategies to support the health needs of CYSHCN who lack access to their usual school-based physical, developmental, and mental health supports. These approaches include:

  • Upholding requirements mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and, in particular, Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
  • Holding or prioritizing in-person learning for specific populations of children (e.g., CYSHCN, children experiencing homelessness)
  • Expanding Medicaid coverage of telehealth in schools
  • Expanding Medicaid coverage of home health services

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Training & Educational

Association of Maternal and Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

AMCHP 2021 Call for ProposalsHRSA Disclaimer

Due: December 30, 2020

Submit proposals to the 2021 Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Annual Conference, May 22 to 25 in New Orleans, LA. This year’s theme, "Global Meets Local: A Global Approach for Local Outcomes," provides the opportunity to:

  • Explore how we in MCH are connected across the globe and through history
  • Blur the lines of our borders and take a global perspective to better understand the origins of the systems and policies influencing health outcomes in the United States
  • Find inspiration and partnership in the innovations of countries and geographic areas fighting for health equity and wrestling with complex challenges that greatly impact the health of women, children, youth, families, and communities
  • Value and uplift community expertise and cultural diversity in public health practice
  • Celebrate and place ourselves within movements for social justice and active resistance against systems/structures of oppression
  • Consider the work of U.S. MCH leaders as part of a global community committed to optimal health and wellbeing for all and create a space for collaborative, transnational learning in MCH

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Making Lifelong Connections Training InitiativeHRSA Disclaimer

Making Lifelong Connections Training Initiative Annual MeetingHRSA Disclaimer

Deadline: January 29, 2021

This annual interactive career development and networking opportunity within the MCH Community is open to all current and former trainees from MCHB-funded training programs. It will take place virtually from April 8 to 9, 2021, and focus on "Cultivating Resiliency during Times of Change." Applications are now being accepted. Activities will include:

  • Guest speaker presentations
  • MCH Trainee presentations
  • Mentorship
  • Collaborating network-building into MCH Leadership Competencies

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Training & Educational – Webinars

Florida Rural Health AssociationHRSA Disclaimer

TeleECHO Clinic SeriesHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
12:00pm Noon

The ongoing series of monthly TeleECHO clinics will be an hour-long session (January to June 2021) that begins with a 20-minute lecture on a specific topic relevant to sleep issues in children. After the lecture, participants will present de-identified cases (submitted in advance) which serve as the focal point for in-depth discussions related to sleep issues in children.

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Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

Creating Effective Partnerships to Improve Early Identification: IDEA Early Intervention and Early Childhood Programs and LTSAE AmbassadorsHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

During this November 2020 webinar, the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center and the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems provided an overview of the purposes of Part C early intervention services for infants and toddlers and their families and Part B, 619 services for preschool special education. Identifying young children as early as possible requires that partnerships be developed and nurtured with families, communities, and programs.

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Got TransitionHRSA Disclaimer

Family Toolkit: Pediatric-to-Adult Health Care TransitionHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

This October 2020 webinar included a discussion about the new Got Transition Family Toolkit. Participants learned more about resources for families to help guide their youth through the transition to adult health care and hear from a parent of a transitioned-aged young adult about her transition experience.

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National Institute for Children’s Health QualityHRSA Disclaimer

Pediatric Telehealth Strategies During and Post (?) the COVID-19 PandemicHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

Across the country, health and social service providers have had to find new ways to support children and families in the face of COVID-19. In this December 2020 webinar, the second of this COVID-19 series, health and social service providers learned how to best connect with children and their caregivers during a virtual visit to help ensure families receive the health care they need during and after the pandemic, along with developing best practices for strengthening their relationship with patients using telehealth.

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