Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

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Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities: Under this program, grants will be awarded to address significant disparities in perinatal health indicators. Eliminating disparities in Perinatal Health focuses on disparities in Hispanics, American Indians, African Americans, Alaskan Natives, Asian Pacific Islanders, Immigrant Populations or differences occurring by education, income, disability, or living in rural, isolated areas by enhancing a community's service system. Communities must provide a scope of project services that will cover pregnancy and interconceptional phases for women and infants residing in the proposed project area. Services are to be given to both mother and infant for two years following delivery to promote longer interconceptional periods and prevent relapses of unhealthy risk behaviors.
Federal Grant Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities
Federal Agency Name: Health Resources and Services Administration
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-08-023
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.926
CFDA Descriptions: Healthy Start Initiative
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Dec 06, 2007
Posted Date: Oct 19, 2007
Creation Date: Oct 19, 2007
Archive Date: Feb 04, 2008
Total Program Funding: $3,425,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $685,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $400,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b) is eligible to apply. Funding would be made available to community-based (and faith-based) projects which have: 1) significant disparities in perinatal indicators which contribute to high infant mortality rates, among one or more subpopulations; 2) an existing active consortia of stakeholders which have underway a perinatal disparity reduction initiative or a plan to establish one; and, 3) a feasible plan to reduce barriers, improve the local perinatal system of care, and work towards eliminating existing disparities in perinatal health. These sites must have or plan to implement/adapt Healthy Start strategies of consortium, case management, and outreach services in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner. In addition, they must submit documentation of collaboration with the State Title V Agency. Applicants must demonstrate existing/planned collaborations with other key State and local services and resources systems. Such key State and local resources include Title X, Title XIX, Title XXI, WIC, Enterprise Communities/Empowerment Zones, federally funded Community and Migrant Health Centers, federally funded Health Care for the Homeless projects, and Indian/Tribal Health Services. Any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b) is eligible to apply. Funding would be made available to community-based (and faith-based) projects which have: 1) significant disparities in perinatal indicators which contribute to high infant mortality rates, among one or more subpopulations; 2) an existing active consortia of stakeholders which have underway a perinatal disparity reduction initiative or a plan to establish one; and, 3) a feasible plan to reduce barriers, improve the local perinatal system of care, and work towards eliminating existing disparities in perinatal health. These sites must have or plan to implement/adapt Healthy Start strategies of consortium, case management, and outreach services in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner. In addition, they must submit documentation of collaboration with the State Title V Agency. Applicants must demonstrate existing/planned collaborations with other key State and local services and resources systems. Such key State and local resources include Title X, Title XIX, Title XXI, WIC, Enterprise Communities/Empowerment Zon.........
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