HRSA Funding Opportunities

Bridging the Word Gap (BWG) Research Network

Applications due: April 22, 2021

The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain a national, multi-site, collaborative Research Network to develop, test, and promote effective interventions for supporting the enrichment of the early home learning environments of children from underserved families for whom there are limited interventions or existing interventions are ineffective. The BWG will:

  • Lead, promote, and coordinate national research activities to support the enrichment of early home learning environments
  • Coordinate a plan to enhance the research, training, and mentorship of diverse emerging MCH investigators
  • Expand the evidence base and disseminate study findings to key stakeholders

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Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Follow-Up Program

Applications due: April 29, 2021

The purpose of this program is to facilitate access to quality SCD care:

  • Conduct outreach and work with individuals and families with SCD from the time a newborn screen identifies a child with possible SCD, through diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
  • Coordinate a plan to enhance the research, training, and mentorship of diverse emerging MCH investigators
  • Provide education to families and providers
  • Disseminate resources
  • Collaborate with state newborn screening programs
  • Link individuals and families to community resources, evidence based SCD care, and care coordination within the communities where they reside to the fullest extent possible.

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Long-term Follow-up for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency and Other Newborn Screening Conditions

Applications due: May 3, 2021

The goal of this program is to ensure newborns and children identified through newborn screening achieve the best possible outcomes by expanding the ability of state public health agencies to provide screening, counseling and services and to collaborate with clinicians, public health agencies and families to create a system of care that can assess and coordinate follow-up and treatment of newborn screening conditions.

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Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program

Applications due: May 3, 2021

The purpose of the Program is to increase access for individuals with SCD to quality, coordinated, comprehensive care:

  • Increase the number of clinicians or health professionals knowledgeable about the care of SCD
  • Improve the quality of care provided to individuals with SCD
  • Improve care coordination with other providers.

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State Newborn Screening Interoperability Implementation Program

Applications due: May 10, 2021

The purpose of this program is to support state newborn screening programs in the implementation of comprehensive data interoperability plans to ensure infants having or at risk for heritable disorders are provided with the appropriate screening, counseling, and/or health care services.

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

Applications due: June 15, 2021

The purpose of this program is to support the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive high-quality and voluntary early childhood home visiting services to eligible families. Program recipients will achieve the following objectives:

  • Implement evidence-based home visiting models or promising approaches
  • Ensure the provision of high-quality home visiting services to eligible families
  • Collaborate with state and local partners to increase the availability of and eligible families’ access to coordinated early childhood systems and high-quality services

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American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Recommendations for Pediatric Neurosurgery and Summer Camp Safety for Children


Choosing Wisely: Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question Related to Pediatric Neurosurgery and TreatmentHRSA Disclaimer

This resource is a list of common medical therapies and practices related to children’s neurosurgery and treatment that may be unnecessary and should be considered carefully by physicians and parents. The AAP Section on Neurological Surgery Executive Committee based the list on those encountered in pediatric settings and emergency departments by pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and surgical specialists.

Updated Guidance on Summer Camp Safety for ChildrenHRSA Disclaimer

New information has emerged to guide safety procedures in camp settings. The evidence is intended to help pediatricians and families make informed decisions on sending children to overnight/sleepaway or day camp during summer 2021.

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Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

The COVID-19 Pandemic and People with Disabilities: Primary Concerns, the AUCD Network Response, and Needs for the Future (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer


Since March 2020, AUCD has tracked advocacy, education, and information dissemination efforts pertaining to the needs of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic among its policy, public health, technical assistance, and communications teams. Efforts were categorized into themes which revealed the evolving needs of people with disabilities over time.

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Child TrendsHRSA Disclaimer

Resources on Child Care Programs, Kinship Navigator Programs and Strategies to Support Parents and Caregivers with Trauma


Promoting Sustainability of Child Care Programs during the COVID-19 PandemicHRSA Disclaimer

This paper provides background information about the structure of childcare costs and revenues as well as the effects of the pandemic and associated changes in regulations and demand on them. The paper also describes implementation issues for allocating financial resources to childcare programs and offers considerations related to implementation.

Strategies to Build Evidence for Kinship Navigator Programs Under the Family First Act (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer

Many agencies believe their kinship navigator programs benefit kinship caregivers and their families; however, to qualify for Family First Act funding, stronger research evidence is needed. This brief identifies common challenges agencies face in building evidence and suggests ways to address them.

Supporting Parents and Caregivers with Trauma Histories during COVID-19HRSA Disclaimer

This brief includes information on the impact of COVID-19 on parents and caregivers, particularly those with trauma histories; outlines resiliency factors for this population; and provides guidance for policymakers, providers and agencies, and families on supporting parents and caregivers with trauma histories during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Family VoicesHRSA Disclaimer

Telehealth CurriculumHRSA Disclaimer

As part of its 2020 CARES Act Telehealth Award from HRSA, Family Voices National created the telemedicine curriculum, “Nuts and Bolts of Telemedicine: Essentials for a Family-Centered Experience.” It includes 4 webinars, slides, and talking points for presenters.

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Got TransitionHRSA Disclaimer, American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

2021 Coding and Payment Tip Sheet for Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health CareHRSA Disclaimer

This new tip sheet supports the delivery of recommended health care transition services in pediatric and adult primary and specialty care settings. It includes an updated list of transition-related CPT codes including revised Evaluation and Management service codes.

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Kaiser Family FoundationHRSA Disclaimer

Resources Exploring the Implications of COVID-19 for SDoH and Women’s Experiences with Health Care During COVID-19


One Year into the Pandemic: Implications of COVID-19 for SDoHHRSA Disclaimer

This brief provides an overview of SDoH and a look at how adults are faring across an array of measures 1 year into the pandemic.

Women’s Experiences with Health Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings from the KFF Women’s Health SurveyHRSA Disclaimer

This brief documents how experiences accessing health care during the pandemic have differed by gender, age, race/ethnicity, insurance coverage, and income, and what this could mean moving forward.

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National Institute for Children’s Health QualityHRSA Disclaimer

National Minority Health Month Toolkit and Safe Infant Sleep Social Media ToolkitHRSA Disclaimer

In recognition of National Minority Health Month, this collection of social media posts and graphics raises awareness about racial and ethnic disparities and the need to achieve health equity. An online collection of social media posts and graphics that promote evidence-based safe-sleep practices promotes an understanding of SIDS and sleep-related deaths is also available.

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National Institute for Health Care ManagementHRSA Disclaimer

Physician Burnout & Moral Injury: The Hidden Health Care CrisisHRSA Disclaimer


This infographic explores physician burnout and moral injury before and during COVID-19, top causes for burnout, the mental health stigma that still exists in the medical community, the impact for patients and the health care system, and what can be done to address this growing crisis.

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National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

Resources for States to Address Health Equity and Disparities and Improve Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems

Resources for States to Address Health Equity and DisparitiesHRSA Disclaimer

Many states are transforming their health care delivery systems to improve health and control costs. The resources showcase effective efforts to achieve health equity, improve care, and prioritize SDoH.

State Approaches to Improve Comprehensive School Mental Health SystemsHRSA Disclaimer

Schools often face challenges in implementing comprehensive school mental health systems. One way that states can address this is through policies that strengthen comprehensive school mental health systems to support students during and after the pandemic.

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W.K. Kellogg FoundationHRSA Disclaimer

Making Progress to Deliver High Quality, Equitable Education to All StudentsHRSA Disclaimer


Change Starts Here, Battle Creek Public SchoolsHRSA Disclaimer shares achievements, opportunities, and lessons learned thus far in the transformation of the school district. The information is categorized into 3 areas:

  1. Racial Equity
  2. Community Engagements
  3. Partnerships and Excellence in Education

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Training & Educational

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Student Internship

Fall Application deadline: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Winter/Spring Application deadline: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The DMCHWD Internship, based in the HRSA MCHB, is designed to educate, engage, and support future leaders in MCH. DMCHWD accepts applications from highly motivated graduate students in good standing at schools of public health or other health-related training programs in the United States.

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Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

MCH Coaching Cafés and COVID Leadership Forums (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer

Coaching cafés: Fridays on a biweekly basis through June 2021
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
COVID Leadership Forum: Friday, April 30
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET

These unique programs support MCH and CYSHCN staff and leadership during the ongoing public health emergency. Individualized coaching is available for all state and territory staff by request. Email for more information about coaching or request coaching todayHRSA Disclaimer.The forums are supportive, facilitated group sessions for state and territory MCH and CYSHCN directors. Email Stacy Collins for more information about the forums or register for a forum todayHRSA Disclaimer.

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Harvard Medical SchoolHRSA Disclaimer

Optimizing Transition from Pediatric to Adult CareHRSA Disclaimer

Application deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021

The upcoming CME program will be livestreamed May 24 to 26 by faculty from Harvard Medical School and the Boston Children’s Hospital BRIDGES Young Adult Transition Program. The program will provide physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with evidence based best practices to guide their patients’ effective transitions to, and acceptance into, adult care.

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Training & Educational – Webinars

Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

AIR-P and ARRB Present: Conducting Quality Participatory Autism ResearchHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
4:00pm to 5:00pm ET

The AIR-P ARRB will discuss how autism researchers can respect and include the autistic community in their work. Researchers will discuss autistic experiences with participatory research approaches that include autistic research team members from across the autism spectrum.

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CityMatCHHRSA Disclaimer

Region V Infant Mortality Webinar SeriesHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
1:30pm to 3:00pm ET

This webinar series is for Region V state and local MCH professionals and their partners dedicated to eliminating racial inequities specific to infant mortality. The April webinar “Considerations for Equity Work” will feature Dr. Vijaya Hogan.

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Association of Schools & Programs of Public HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Electronic Hallways Conversation: Facilitating Productive Classroom Conversations on Racism, Race, and Public HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Thursday, April 22, 2021
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

Undergraduate and graduate-level faculty will draw on real-world experiences as speakers host this dynamic learning experience. Participants will share stories of success or challenges in trying to meet colleagues and students in an open, friendly, respectful, and growth-oriented space in discussions of racism and public health.

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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)HRSA Disclaimer and Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)HRSA Disclaimer

The Federal Response to COVID-19: Addressing the Needs of the Autism and Disability CommunitiesHRSA Disclaimer

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
2:00pm to 4:00pm ET

This event will feature presentations from NIH, CDC, ED, and DoL on issues related to health, education, and employment for people with disabilities during the pandemic. It is followed by discussion with leaders from the autism advocacy community.

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American Public Health AssociationHRSA Disclaimer

Addressing the “C” in ACEs: Combatting the Nation’s Silent CrisisHRSA Disclaimer

Monday, May 3, 2021
1:00pm to 5:00pm ET

This half-day APHA roundtable webinar will convene experts to share knowledge and best practices on preventing and responding to ACEs through a resilient and equitable framework. This webinar will also highlight the urgent need for capacity-building to combat ACEs and improve health.

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Florida Rural Health AssociationHRSA Disclaimer

Parasomnias, Periodic Limb Movements, and Restless Leg SyndromeHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
12:00pm ET

The ongoing TeleECHO Clinic Series—Interactive Sessions of the University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Project ECHO—will consist of hour-long sessions starting at noon. The 5th clinic will focus on the approach to parasomnias, periodic limb movements, and restless leg syndrome in children.

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U.S. News & World ReportHRSA Disclaimer

Pediatric Priorities: Improving Children’s Health in the COVID-19 EraHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archives

This virtual event series is developed with support from Texas Children’s Hospital. It includes leading experts discussing urgent issues in pediatric health and what children’s hospital executives, pediatric providers, and key community stakeholders can do to improve the well-being of America’s young people.

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Community-Campus Partnerships for HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Treating COVID-19: What You Need to Know About Treatment OptionsHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

In March 2021, North Carolina’s Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) hosted a learn and share webinar to discuss COVID-19 treatment options and the differences between the various COVID-19 vaccines.

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National Institute for Health Care ManagementHRSA Disclaimer

It’s OK Not to Be OK: Physician Burnout and Mental HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

In March 2021, the 2nd webinar in the series “Health Care Workforce 2021,” explored the burden of physician burnout before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. It offered strategies to reduce burnout and address pandemic-related challenges.

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