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Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Grants

Type: Posted • Opportunity: HHS-2024-ACF-ECD-TH-0135

Description

Posted: Jan. 19, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
The Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will be soliciting applications for the Fiscal Year 2024 Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Grant Program. Funds will support 5-year cooperative agreements between ACF and federally recognized Indian tribes (or a consortium of Indian tribes), tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations interested in developing, implementing, sustaining, or expanding an evidence-based home visiting program serving expectant families and families with young children aged birth to kindergarten. Awards will support implementation of high-quality, culturally grounded, evidence-based home visiting services to American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) families and children; implementation of performance measurement and continuous quality improvement systems; development of early childhood systems; and participation in research and evaluation activities to build evidence around home visiting, particularly in tribal communities.Home visiting programs are intended to promote outcomes such as improved maternal and prenatal health, infant health, and child health and development; reduced child maltreatment; improved parenting practices related to child development outcomes; improved school readiness; improved family socio-economic status; improved coordination of referrals to community resources and supports; and reduced incidence of injuries, crime, and domestic violence. The goals of the Tribal MIECHV program are to support healthy, happy, successful AIAN children and families through a coordinated, high-quality, culturally grounded, evidence-based home visiting strategy; to continue to build the evidence base for home visiting in tribal communities; and to support coordination among early childhood programs serving AIAN families and development of early childhood systems.
Posted: Aug. 8, 2023, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Posted: Aug. 8, 2023, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Posted: Aug. 8, 2023, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Posted: Aug. 8, 2023, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Posted: Aug. 8, 2023, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Posted: Aug. 8, 2023, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Background
The Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will be soliciting applications for the Fiscal Year 2024 Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Grant Program. The program aims to support 5-year cooperative agreements between ACF and federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations to develop, implement, sustain, or expand an evidence-based home visiting program serving expectant families and families with young children aged birth to kindergarten entry. The goals of the program are to strengthen and improve programs and activities carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act, improve coordination of services for at-risk communities, and identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for eligible families who reside in at-risk communities.

Grant Details
The 5-year project period will support activities such as conducting a community needs and readiness assessment (CNRA), planning collaboratively to address identified needs, providing high-quality culturally grounded, evidence-based home visiting services, engaging in activities to support stronger early childhood systems and cross-program collaboration in tribal communities. It also includes supporting mental and behavioral health of children, families, and program staff, conducting performance measurement activities, engaging in continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities, participating in MIECHV-funded evaluation opportunities to promote learning and contribute to the MIECHV Learning Agenda. Year 1 will focus on conducting a CNRA, developing an implementation plan that describes how the recipient will carry out Year 2-5 activities, improving and enhancing organizational and community infrastructure and capacity to carry out activities during Years 2-5, and maintaining existing home visiting services if applicable.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants are federally recognized Indian tribes (or consortium of tribes), tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations as defined by section 4 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Applicants serving an emerging, unserved, or underserved population or remote geographic area are encouraged to apply.

Period of Performance
The project has a 63-month project period with one 15-month budget period followed by four 12-month budget periods. The anticipated project start date is 07/01/2024.

Grant Value
$3,000,000 is the estimated total funding with an expected number of awards being 6. The award ceiling is $1,000,000 per budget period with an average projected award amount of $500,000 per budget period.

Place of Performance
The grant is intended for at-risk tribal communities engaged in developing or expanding home visiting programs serving expectant families and families with young children aged birth to kindergarten entry.

Overview

Category of Funding
Income Security and Social Services
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 1/19/24 Administration for Children and Families posted grant opportunity HHS-2024-ACF-ECD-TH-0135 for Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Grants with funding of $3.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 93.872 Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting. It is expected that 6 total grants will be made worth between $250,000 and $1.0 million.

Timing

Posted Date
Jan. 19, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
April 18, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 44 Days
Closing Date Explanation
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on the listed application due date.
Last Updated
Jan. 19, 2024, 3:09 p.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
May 8, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Additional Info
Eligible applicants are federally recognized Indian tribes (or consortium of tribes), tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations, as defined by section 4 of the IndianHealth Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94-437."Indian tribe" means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or group or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688), which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians; "Tribal organization" means the elected governing body of any Indian tribe or any legally established organization of Indians that is controlled by one or more such bodies or by a board of directors elected or selected by one or more such bodies (or elected by the Indian population to be served by such organization) and that includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities; and"Urban Indian organization" means a nonprofit corporate body situated in an urban center, governed by an urban Indian controlled board of directors, and providing for the maximum participation of all interested Indian groups and individuals, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in section 503(a).Applicants serving an emerging, unserved, or underserved population or remote geographic area are encouraged to apply for funding under this NOFO. Collaborative efforts and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Applications from collaborative groups (consortia) must identify a primary applicant responsible for administering the award (cooperative agreement).Applicants must include a fully executed tribal resolution(s) (including number, voting information, and authorized signatures) from the governing body of each tribe agreeing to participate in the project and receive services (whether the applicant is a tribal government or an organization representing a consortium of tribes). Tribal or urban Indian organizations that are not planning to serve any specific tribe are not required to submit tribal resolution. If the applicant is a tribally authorized component or division of the tribal government, the applicant must also include documentation that the governing body of the tribe approves the application submission.  Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from the merit review and funding under this funding opportunity.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$1,000,000
Floor
$250,000
Estimated Program Funding
$3,000,000
Estimated Number of Grants
6

Contacts

Contact
Administration for Children and Families
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(202) 690-5840

Documents

Posted documents for HHS-2024-ACF-ECD-TH-0135

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