HRSA Funding Opportunities

Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network (MCEHN)

Applications due: March 28, 2022

The purpose of this program is to decrease maternal and child morbidity and mortality associated with pre- and post-natal environmental exposures. One cooperative agreement will be funded to implement and support a national network of state and/or regional teratogen information service (TIS) counseling centers.

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MCH Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network (AYAH-RN)

Applications due: March 29, 2022

The purpose of this program is to grow and extend a national, multi-site, collaborative Research Network that will accelerate the translation of research into MCH AYA practice; promote scientific collaboration; and develop additional research capacity in the AYA health field (serving adolescents and young adults ages 10-25).

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Autism Single Investigator Innovation Program (Autism-SIIP) – Autism Longitudinal Data Project (ALDP)

Applications due: April 4, 2022

This project supports the implementation and completion of research that leverages existing longitudinal data resources and evaluates the effect of early interventions using observational studies/secondary data to improve the understanding of early life origins, signs, and indicators of ASD/DD and its comorbidities.

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Autism-SIIP – Autism Transitions Research Project (ATRP)

Applications due: April 4, 2022

This project supports primary and secondary research studies that advance the evidence base available on the social determinants and risk factors associated with healthy life outcomes (physical, mental/emotional/behavioral, social, and educational/occupational) among adolescents and young adults with ASD who are transitioning to adulthood.

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Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Research Network

Applications due: April 4, 2022

The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain a national, multi-site, interdisciplinary RN for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building. CYSHCN-RN will provide national leadership in research to address critical knowledge gaps related to the implementation and measurement of a comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered system of services for CYSHCN and their families.

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American Rescue Plan Act – Pediatric Mental Health Care Access – New Area Expansion

Applications due: April 5, 2022

The purpose of this program is to promote behavioral health integration into pediatric primary care by supporting pediatric mental health care telehealth access programs. Teams will provide support for pediatric PCPs to diagnose, treat, and refer children with behavioral health conditions. Successful recipients will focus on achieving health equity related to racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities in access to care, especially in rural and other underserved areas.

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Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network 3.0 (HV CoIIN 3.0)

Applications due: April 6, 2022

The goal of this program is to disseminate and scale up the most effective practices and interventions identified under the Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN) 2.0 and to research the development of specific tools and resources to advance quality improvement practices within the MIECHV Program.

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Autism CARES Act National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center

Applications due: April 7, 2022

The purpose is to provide technical assistance in order to build the capacity of interdisciplinary training programs to train health professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out ASD/DD across their lifespan, and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD/DD.

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Catalyst for Infant Health Equity

Applications due: April 19, 2022

The program goals are to: 1) continue reducing overall infant mortality (IM) rates in the United States, and 2) decrease and ultimately eliminate disparities in IM across racial/ethnic groups by achieving steeper declines for groups with the highest rates.

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Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP)

Applications due: May 4, 2022

The purpose of this program is to continue and expand research-based ITC teams to change child welfare practices and improve the early developmental health and well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families.

Applicants may receive an award under either of these, but not both:

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Early Childhood Developmental Health Systems: Evidence to Impact

Applications due: May 10, 2022

The purpose of this program is to advance statewide systems of comprehensive early childhood developmental promotion, screenings, and interventions that improve outcomes and reduce disparities in early developmental health and family well-being for communities with high levels of childhood poverty.

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Maternal and Child Health Bureau

MCHB Strategic Plan and Call to Action

Strategic Plan (PDF)

The Strategic Plan was released in 2021 to guide MCHB's work over the next 10–15 years. It highlights four goals—access, equity, workforce capacity, and impact—that are essential to achieving MCHB’s vision. The release of the Plan comes at a time of critical need to build and sustain a MCH public health workforce to achieve equity for MCH populations.

Call to Action (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer

This journal article, Building the MCH Public Health Workforce of the Future: A Call to Action from the MCHB Strategic Plan, presents 13 recommendations to highlight opportunities for ongoing and new activities aligned with Goal 3: “Strengthen Public Health Capacity and Workforce for MCH.”

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American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations and Recommendations for Families on New Masking Guidance

Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations Video SeriesHRSA Disclaimer

This new series of videos answer the most common questions parents have about vaccines. The videos are designed to help parents feel empowered with the information they need to make decisions about their child’s immunizations.

New Masking Recommendations for FamiliesHRSA Disclaimer

These considerations help families make decisions in the wake of updated COVID-19 guidance from the CDC on how communities can approach public health measures to reduce the risk of illness.

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Association of State Public Health NutritionistsHRSA Disclaimer

See It. Say It. Share It. ASPHN Celebrates National Nutrition Month!HRSA Disclaimer

Compilation of Resources

March is National Nutrition Month, a celebration founded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme, Celebrating a World of Flavors, showcases how flavors from cultures around the world offer delicious ways to nourish ourselves and appreciate diversity. ASPHN shares a compilation of resources to celebrate many amazing ways in which healthy foods can be enjoyed.

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Child TrendsHRSA Disclaimer

State-Level Data for Understanding Child Welfare, an Applied Research Agenda for Black Children and their Families, and Promoting a Healthier, More Supportive School Environment

State-Level Data for Understanding Child Welfare in the United StatesHRSA Disclaimer

This comprehensive child welfare resource provides state and national data on child maltreatment, foster care, kinship caregiving, and adoption from foster care. States can use this information to ensure their child welfare systems to support the safety, stability, and well-being of all families.

An Applied Research Agenda on Black Children and Families to Advance Practices and Policies that Promote Their Well-BeingHRSA Disclaimer

To build a deeper understanding of the diversity of Black children and families, contextualize their experience within systems and institutions, and produce evidence to inform policies and practices that promote their well-being, Child Trends researchers are working to identify Black family cultural assets and the develop of a new multi-year applied research agenda.

Serving All Students: Promoting a Healthier, More Supportive School EnvironmentHRSA Disclaimer

The latest research and evidence that demonstrates the ongoing need to strengthen school capacity to support student health and well-being, the importance of reducing the overuse and disparate use of exclusionary discipline, and the need for federal support and leadership focused on prevention is discussed in this white paper.

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Catalyst CenterHRSA Disclaimer

Unwinding the Maintenance of Effort Requirement at the End of the Public Health Emergency: The Role of Title V Programs (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer


This Catalyst Center brief describes how the end of the MOE requirement under the PHE could impact CYSHCN and outlines specific actions state Title V programs can take to help ensure continuous coverage for CYSHCN.

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Community-Campus Partnerships for HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Historically Minority Serving Institutions HubHRSA Disclaimer


The CCPH HMSI Hub is an intentional partnership CCPH has fostered with HMSIs to support and grow the presence of HMSI leaders as they work to eliminate health disparities through partnering, training, and connecting. The vision of the HMSI Hub is to be the premier Hub for advancing community engagement and research initiatives led by HMSIs.

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National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

States Take Action to Address Children’s Mental Health in SchoolsHRSA Disclaimer


Since the onset of the pandemic, 38 states have enacted nearly 100 laws focused on supporting schools in their role as one of the primary access points for pediatric behavioral health care. These laws provide funding for school-based mental health services, strategic planning to improve school mental health systems, training and resources for school staff and students, and guidance for school policies.

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National Center for Interprofessional Practice and EducationHRSA Disclaimer

Organizational Structure and Resources of IPE Programs in the United States: A National SurveyHRSA Disclaimer

Journal Article

A national investigation examined organizational models and structures of U.S. IPE programs using mixed methodology of quantitative survey and qualitative analysis. Continued research in IPE organizational structures is needed to determine external and internal drivers associated with program success and continued trends in the IPE field.

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National Institute for Children’s Health QualityHRSA Disclaimer

Roadmap to Inviting, Engaging, and Including Patient/Family Partners in Quality Improvement and Other Related InitiativesHRSA Disclaimer


The roadmap provides a framework for effective engagement and inclusion of a PFP onto a work group, advisory council, QI team, or other clinical or health systems initiatives. The tool provides guidance for many steps along the process, from preparing to invite a family partner to the group to thinking about sustainability.

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National Institute for Health Care ManagementHRSA Disclaimer

Rural Health During the Pandemic: Challenges and Solutions to Accessing CareHRSA Disclaimer


More than 57 million Americans reside in rural areas; yet this population often experiences poorer overall health and significant barrier to health care. This infographic explores the current state of rural health in the United States, including the impact of COVID-19, access to care, and interventions to improve rural health.

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National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical HomeHRSA Disclaimer

National Resource Center Winter 2022 e-NewsletterHRSA Disclaimer

Resource List

The Winter 2022 e-Newsletter provides a compilation of new resources and information published by the NRC-PFCMH and relevant to medical home initiatives.

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Training & Educational

CityMatCHHRSA Disclaimer

2022 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference Call for SubmissionsHRSA Disclaimer

Submissions due: April 2022

The 2022 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference will take place in Chicago, IL, September 21 23, 2022. Submissions for the 2022 conference are currently being accepted for abstracts, symposia, workshops, and facilitated discussions. Example topics for conference submissions include, but are not limited to, collateral damage of COVID, data use, equity, policy, intersectionality, and established MCH issues.

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Training & Educational – Webinars

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

EnRICH: How to Develop a Successful Research Career

Thursday, March 24
1:30pm to 2:30pm ET

This webinar will seek to highlight strategies for successfully carrying out research and disseminating findings, and building a long-lasting research career. One presenter will discuss experiences as a research associate on an MCHB /DoR award then becoming a Principal Investigator. The other presenter will provide guidance on forming collaborations, expanding research with various funding streams, and translating research into practice.

  • Learn about the journey from a Research Associate to a Principal Investigator;
  • Understand how to collaborate and form relationships;
  • Become familiar with expanding research with various funding streams; and
  • Learn strategies for working with policy-makers and disseminating knowledge for policy impact.

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Florida Rural Health AssociationHRSA Disclaimer

2022 Pediatric Pulmonary Project ECHO: Strategies to Support Your Families to Take Asthma Medications ConsistentlyHRSA Disclaimer

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
12:15 pm to 12:45 pm ET

This is the sixth clinic in the Pediatric Pulmonary Project ECHO. The ongoing series of TeleECHO clinics consists of 30-minute sessions and includes lectures on specific topics with opportunity to interact with top University of Florida faculty. The goal of the project is to build expertise in understanding the challenges of pediatric asthma and issues related to lung transplantation in children.

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Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Virtual Round Tables: Early Hearing Detection, Working with Families Virtually

Taking EHDI to the Next LevelHRSA Disclaimer

Thursday, March 24, 2022
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm ET

Join AMCHP and National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) to discuss the use of virtual services and teleaudiology in EHDI programs.

Working with Families VirtuallyHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm ET

Join AMCHP, Expecting Health at Genetic Alliance, Parent to Parent USA, and Hands & Voices for a conversation on working with families virtually and an opportunity to connect with colleagues on strategies to engage and support telehealth efforts.

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Office of Disease Prevention and Health PromotionHRSA Disclaimer

Bridging Healthy People 2020 and Healthy People 2030HRSA Disclaimer

Thursday, March 31, 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET

Presenters will review Healthy People 2020 successes and challenges, discuss the transition to Healthy People 2030, and detail how they built on the knowledge from previous decades. New and emerging issues, and specific issues of national importance, including health equity and disparities, will also be explored.

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UCLA HealthHRSA Disclaimer and the Hood Medicine InitiativeHRSA Disclaimer

Inclusive Public Health Communication Workshop Series: Public Health Communication 101HRSA Disclaimer

Monday, April 4, 2022
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET

Sponsored by AUCD and the CDC, this 4-part monthly virtual workshop series (April to June 2022) will focus on giving participants the knowledge, tools, and skills to become an effective public health messenger for disenfranchised communities with an emphasis on neurodivergent and disability communities, during and after COVID-19.

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Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

2022 Post-EHDI LEND Workshop: Adaptability in an Ever-Changing EHDI EnvironmentHRSA Disclaimer

Monday, April 4, 2022
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET

This webinar will introduce LEND pediatric audiology trainees to the various challenges of effectively serving children with hearing loss (including those with additional disabilities) and their families. Trainees will learn and discuss strategies from multiple perspectives on improving family-centered care.

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Training & Educational – Webinar Archives

National Institute for Health Care ManagementHRSA Disclaimer

Addressing Rural Health Needs: COVID-19, Equity, and Access to CareHRSA Disclaimer

This webinar explored public and private efforts to improve rural health, including federal health policy, digital health equity, and COVID-19 vaccine access.

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