HRSA-12-156 - OMB Control Number: 0915-0351, Expiration Date: 7/31/2015 1
I. Funding Opportunity Description
The purpose of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)Competitive Grant program is to award Development Grants to States that currently have modesthome visiting programs and want to build on existing efforts. Successful applicants willsufficiently demonstrate the capacity to expand or enhance their evidence-based home visiting programs.The funding provided will build on the formula funding already provided to States and territoriesto support the quality implementation of home visiting programs. Additionally, this fundingopportunity will continue the program’s emphasis on rigorous research by grounding the proposed work in relevant empirical literature, and by including requirements to evaluate work proposed under this grant.In Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, approximately $12,000,000 will be available to support competitiveDevelopment Grants to eligible States and jurisdictions under the MIECHV program.$125,000,000 will be awarded on a formula basis
to grantees funded under HRSA-11-187 for the MIECHV program. Successful applicants will be awarded FY 2012 competitiveDevelopment Grant funds, in addition to the FY2012 MIECHV formula based funds.Priority for Serving High-Risk Populations and Programmatic Areas of EmphasisAs directed in the legislation
, successful applicants will give priority to providing services to thefollowing populations:a)
Eligible families who reside in communities in need of such services, as identified in thestatewide needs assessment required under subsection (b)(1)(A). b)
Low-income eligible families.c)
Eligible families who are pregnant women who have not attained age 21.d)
Eligible families that have a history of child abuse or neglect or have had interactionswith child welfare services.e)
Eligible families that have a history of substance abuse or need substance abusetreatment.f)
Eligible families that have users of tobacco products in the home.g)
Eligible families that are or have children with low student achievement.h)
Eligible families with children with developmental delays or disabilities.i)
Eligible families who, or that include individuals who, are serving or formerly served inthe Armed Forces, including such families that have members of the Armed Forces whohave had multiple deployments outside of the United States.”In addition, the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) and the Administrationfor Children and Families (ACF) have identified the following programmatic areas of emphasis.
FY 2012 funds will be distributed to states as follows:1.
A base allocation of $1,000,000 for each state;2.
An amount based on the number of children under age five in families at or below 100% of the Federal poverty line in the state as compared to the number of such children nationally.
Section 511(d) (4).