Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities MCH Training Program
HRSA will provide 2 additional years of support in the absence of competition for one cohort of grants under the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) MCH Training Program. HRSA will extend the project period to June 30, 2011, for the cohort of the LEND program expected to compete in fiscal year (FY) 2009, which would correspond to the sunset of the Combating Autism Act. Currently, there are 34 LEND grants split into two cohorts (17 each) with different end dates; one group is scheduled to compete in FY 2009 (Cohort A), and the other in FY 2011 (Cohort B). HRSA will non- competitively extend with funds the 5-year project periods for those LEND grantees ending on June 30, 2009, for 2 additional budget periods at the same level of support for the same scope of activities which they received in FY 2008.