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Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program Non-profit FOA HRSA-14-101 March 12, 2014 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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1 Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program Non-profit FOA HRSA March 12, 2014 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration; Maternal and Child Health Bureau Administration for Children and Families 1

2 Non-profit Competition This competition is open to nonprofit organizations proposing to provide services under the MIECHV program in the State of Oklahoma. Eligible applicants for this competitive opportunity are nonprofit organizations with an established record of providing early childhood home visiting programs or initiatives in a state or several states. 2

3 FOA and the Application Guide All applicants are responsible for reading and complying with the instructions included in HRSA’s SF-424 Application Guide, 424guide.pdf, except where instructed in the funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise. 424guide.pdf A short video for applicants explaining the new Application Guide is available at /. / 3

4 Presentation Overview MIECHV Program Overview 2014 Funding Narrative Requirements Project Period and Budget Maintenance of Effort/Non-Supplant Attachments Review Criteria Reporting Requirement 4

5 MIECHV Program The legislated purposes of this program are: (1) to strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act; (2) to improve coordination of services for at-risk communities; and (3) to identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities. 5

6 Legislative Authority Section 2951 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (P.L ) Amends Title V of the Social Security Act to add Section 511: Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs $1.5 billion over 5 years – $100 m FY 2010 – $250 m FY 2011 – $350 m FY 2012 – $400 m FY 2013 and FY 2014 Grants to States (with 3% set-aside for grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations, or Urban Indian Organizations and 3% set-aside for research, evaluation, and TA) 6

7 Home Visiting Program Goal Through high-quality, voluntary, “evidence-based” home visiting programs providing support to pregnant women, expectant fathers, and primary caregivers of children aged birth to kindergarten entry residing in at- risk communities, promote: Improvements in maternal and prenatal health, infant health, and child health and development; Increased school readiness; Reductions in the incidence of child maltreatment; Improved parenting related to child development outcomes; Improved family socio-economic status; Greater coordination of referrals to community resources and supports; and Reductions in crime and domestic violence. 7

8 Additional Program Goals Support the development of statewide systems in every State to ensure effective implementation of evidence- based home visiting programs grounded in empirical knowledge Establish home visiting as a key early childhood service delivery strategy in high-quality, comprehensive statewide early childhood systems in every State Foster collaboration among maternal and child health, early learning, and child abuse prevention leaders in every State Promote collaboration and partnerships among States, the Federal government, local communities, home visitation model developers, families, and other stakeholders 8

9 “Evidence-Based” Policy Requires grantees to implement voluntary evidence-based home visiting models – Per the authorizing legislation, the majority of funds must be utilized by cooperative agreement recipients for evidence-based home visiting models Allows for implementation of promising strategies – Up to 25% of funding can be used to fund “promising and new approaches” that would be rigorously evaluated 9

10 Evidence-based Models Child FIRST Early Head Start- Home Based Option Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers Early Start Family Check-Up Healthy Families America 10

11 Evidence-based Models Healthy Steps Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting Program Nurse-Family Partnership Oklahoma Community-based Family Resource and Support Program 11

12 Evidence-based Models Parents as Teachers Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) Infant SafeCare Augmented More information available on the HomVEE website: 12

13 FY 2014 Funding This program will provide funding during Federal FY Approximately $3,162,393 is expected to be available to fund one cooperative agreement. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $3,162,3930 for a project period of July 1, 2014 – September 30, A cooperative agreement is an award instrument of financial assistance where substantial involvement is anticipated between HRSA and the recipient during performance of the contemplated project. 13

14 Narrative Requirements Needs Assessment Goals and Objectives Selection of HV Model Implementation Plan Data Reporting Administration of State HV Program Plan for CQI TA Needs Meeting Reporting Requirements 14

15 Budget for Multi-Year Award The project period is two years and three months (July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2016). Section IV, iii. Of the FOA and Section 4.1 of the accompanying SF-424 Application Guide provide detailed instructions for completing the project budget. 15

16 Maintenance of Effort Funds shall supplement, and not supplant, funds from other sources for early childhood home visitation programs or initiatives (per the Social Security Act, Title V, § 511(f)). The cooperative agreement recipient must agree to maintain non-Federal funding for funded activities at a level which is not less than expenditures for such activities as of the applicant’s most recently completed fiscal year (Attachment 8). 16

17 Attachments Project Logic Model Project Timeline Project Organizational Chart Staffing Plan Biographical Sketches Proposed/Existing Contracts Model Developer Approval Letter Maintenance of Effort Chart Documentation of Nonprofit Status Letters of Support Other Relevant Documents 17

18 Application Page Limit The total size of all uploaded files may not exceed the equivalent of 80 pages when printed by HRSA. The page limit includes the abstract, project and budget narratives, attachments, and letters of commitment and support required in the Application Guide and FOA. Standard OMB- approved forms are NOT included in the page limit. 18

19 Review Criteria NEED: 15 points RESPONSE: 20 points IMPACT: 25 points PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION AND REPORTING ON BENCHARK AREAS: 20 points RESOURCES/CAPABILITIES: 10 points SUPPORT REQUESTED: 10 points 19

20 Reporting Requirements Performance Reports (DGIS Forms 1, 2, 4, and 6, Products and Publications Demographic, Service Utilization, and Benchmark Area-related Data Reporting (DGIS-HV Forms 1 and 2) Progress Report(s) Final DGIS Reporting 20

21 10 Grant Application Tips Start preparing early Follow the instructions Keep your audience in mind Be brief, concise, and clear Be organized and logical Show evidence of fiscal stability and sound fiscal management Attend to technical details Be careful in the use of attachments Maintenance of Effort Chart Proofread Submit the application ON TIME 21

22 Next Steps Submit application by April 18, 2014 Submit online through grants.gov at: opportunity.html?oppId= opportunity.html?oppId= Technical Assistance Information available at: fundingopportunity/ fundingopportunity/ 22

23 Questions? 23

24 Contact Information Contact Kathleen Kilbane, RN MS FNP at with any Thank you! 24


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