Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health (Level 2: Enhanced Services Healthy Start)

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Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health (Level 2: Enhanced Services Healthy Start): This announcement solicits applications for the Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health program.  The Healthy Start (HS) program aims to reduce disparities in infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes by: 1) improving women¿s health, 2) promoting quality services, 3) strengthening family resilience, 4) achieving collective impact, and 5) increasing accountability through quality improvement, performance monitoring, and evaluation.  HS grants are provided to communities with rates of infant mortality at least 1½ times the U.S. national average and high rates for other adverse perinatal outcomes (e.g., low birthweight, preterm birth, maternal morbidity and mortality) in order to address the needs of high-risk women and their families before, during, and after pregnancy.  HS works to reduce ¿the disparity in health status between the general population and individuals who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups.¿  42 U.S.C. § 254 c-8(e)(2)(B).  HS services begin in the prenatal period and follow the woman and child through two years after the end of the pregnancy.
Federal Grant Title: Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health (Level 2: Enhanced Services Healthy Start)
Federal Agency Name: Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS-HRSA)
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-14-120
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.926
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: March 31st, 2014
Original Application Deadline: March 31st, 2014
Posted Date: February 14th, 2014
Creation Date: February 14th, 2014
Archive Date: May 30th, 2014
Total Program Funding: $4,800,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,200,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: February 14th, 2014
Category Explanation
https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/SFO.asp?ID=d4a61fab-b06b-4a97-a38d-cfd64b190941
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This is a full and open competition.  New applicants and competing continuations will be considered for this funding.  An eligible applicant for funding in this competition under the Healthy Start program is any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b).  Community-based organizations, including faith-based organizations, are eligible to apply.  An eligible applicant must have both direct fiduciary and administrative responsibility over the project.
Grant Announcement Contact
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grants Application Center, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 155 South, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878
CallCenter@HRSA.GOV

Contact HRSA Call Center at 877-Go4-HRSA/877-464-4772 or email CallCenter@HRSA.GOV
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