Notice of Class Deviation From Competition Requirements
HRSA announces the award of a program expansion supplement in the amount of $70,000 each to ten Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) grantees with existing graduate-level pediatric audiology programs. The purpose of the LEND Program is to enhance the clinical expertise and leadership skills of professionals dedicated to caring for children with neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities, including autism, and to increase the number of trained providers available to treat children with complex disabilities. The purpose of this notice is to award a 12-month supplement to LEND pediatric audiology programs to: (1) Strengthen the focus on testing for hearing loss in young infants and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other related neurodevelopmental disabilities (DD); and (2) to increase the number of pediatric audiology trainees with clinical and leadership skills to detect hearing loss in these infants/children, and to develop systems to increase enrollment of identified infants/children into early intervention programs.
National Center for Medical Home Implementation Cooperative Agreement at the American Academy of Pediatrics
HRSA announces its intent to award a program expansion supplement in the amount of $171,691 for the National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) cooperative agreement. The purpose of the NCMHI cooperative agreement, as stated in the funding opportunity announcement, is to: (1) Support a national resource and technical assistance effort to implement and spread the medical home model to all children and youth, particularly children with special health care needs (CSHCN), children who are vulnerable and/or medically underserved, and pediatric populations served by state public health programs, HRSA, and HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB); and (2) support activities of the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) grantees to improve children's health through innovative community-based efforts, and community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, and business. The purpose of this notice is to announce the award of supplemental funds to enhance the Rural IMPACT project by supporting activities related to child health in rural and underserved communities by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the cooperative agreement awardee who serves as the NCMHI, during the budget period of July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016. The NCMHI is authorized by the Social Security Act, title V, sections 501(a)(1)(D) and 501(a)(2), (42 U.S.C. 701(a)(1)(D) and 701(a)(2)). The NCHMI is a national resource to implement and spread the medical home model to all children and youth, particularly children with special heath care needs and children who are vulnerable and/or medically underserved. The NCMHI supports activities of the HTPCP grantees to improve children's health through innovative community- based efforts, and community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, and business.
Bright Futures Pediatric Implementation Cooperative Agreement
HRSA announces its intent to award a program expansion supplement in the amount of $75,000 for the Bright Futures Pediatric Implementation (BFPI) cooperative agreement. The purpose of the BFPI cooperative agreement, as stated in the funding opportunity announcement, is to improve the quality of health promotion and preventive services for all infants, children, adolescents, and their families, including children with special health care needs, through the effective national implementation of Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents, Third Edition (Bright Futures). The purpose of this notice is to award supplemental funds to collect baseline information to measure the improvement of coordination activities between home visiting and primary care providers by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the cooperative agreement awardee who serves as the BFPI, during the budget period of February 1, 2015, to January 31, 2016. The BFPI is authorized by the Social Security Act, Title V, Sections 501(a)(2) (42 U.S.C. 701(a)(2)), as amended. The BFPI is a national resource to promote integration of the Bright Futures through strengthening, aligning, and fostering partnerships among families, health professionals, public health, and the broader community to promote children's health.
Bright Futures Pediatric Implementation Cooperative Agreement
HRSA announces the award of a program expansion supplement in the amount of $210,000 for the Bright Futures Pediatric Implementation (BFPI) cooperative agreement. The proposed program expansion supplement would provide funds to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to support the integration of genetics and genomic medicine into pediatric primary care by testing genomic resources and tools to ensure relevance to clinical practice and the practicality of implementing them in clinical practice and the eventual addition to the Bright Futures Tool and Resources Kit. The BFPI is authorized by the Social Security Act, Title V, Sections 501(a)(2) (42 U.S.C. 701(a)(2)), as amended. The BFPI is a national resource to promote integration of the ``Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents, Third Edition'' and subsequent editions, through strengthening, aligning, and fostering partnerships among families, health professionals, public health, and the broader community to promote children's health.
VizRisk Prize Competition Challenge
VizRisk is the first-ever behavioral health data visualization challenge hosted by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its goal is to foster increased utilization, innovation, and critical analyses of publically available but underutilized government health data to better inform personal and health policy decisions. This 3 month challenge, July 28th to October, 28th 2014 will call on talented designers, coders, data scientists, public health experts, and others from around the country to analyze, organize, and visualize behavioral health risk data. We will be asking participants to use CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data in combination with other publicly available government data sets to reveal key insights, trends, and relationships. Submissions will be graphic, dynamic visualizations that combine three or more variables (e.g. showing the relationship between behavioral patterns, health risks, and medical costs). Participants are free to use any pre-existing, customized, or new tools to produce these visualizations. All submissions will be evaluated; separate sets of prizes will be awarded for excellence in each of the criteria below. A total of up to 7 prizes and $15,000 will be offered. Innovationevaluated for novel combination, integration, and application of data. Relevanceevaluated for meaningful health data relationships that are comparable across time, geographies, and populations. Designevaluated for visually appealing, elegant, intuitive interface and visualizations. Scientific Excellenceevaluated for rigorously measured relationships that adhere to the principles of scientific inquiry. The statutory authority for this challenge competition is Section 105 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111- 358).
State System Development Initiative (SSDI) Grant Program; Single-Case Deviation From Competition Requirements
HRSA will be issuing a non-competitive program expansion supplement for one State SSDI Grant. Approximately $82,332 in supplemental funding will be made available in the form of a grant to the Department of Health Care Services, Sacramento, California, Grant Number H18MC24474, during the budget period of December 1, 2012, through November 30, 2013. The SSDI Grant program, CFDA No. 93.110, is authorized by Title V, Social Security Act, Section 501(a)(2); as amended (42 U.S.C. 701(a)(2)). The SSDI Grant program was developed to complement the Title V MCH Services Block Grant program by assisting state MCH and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) programs in the building of state data capacity and infrastructure that support comprehensive, community- based systems of care for all children and their families. SSDI grants to states are intended to not only advance and strengthen data capacity by directing grant resources towards Title V MCH Block Grant program's Health Systems Capacity Indicator (HSCI) 09A (i.e., the ability of states to assure that the MCH programs and Title V agency have access to policy and program relevant information and data), but also to move states forward in developing improved capacity for reporting standardized and quality data that is timely.
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation; Secondary Analysis of Data From the National Survey of Child Abuse and Neglect
Funds are available to support grants for secondary analysis of data available from the National Survey on Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW). NSCAW provides longitudinal data from multiple informants on the functioning, well-being, and services provided to a national probability sample of children and families who come into contact with the child welfare system through an investigation of child maltreatment. Data are available through licensing agreements from the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect at Cornell University (http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu). Applicants' planned analyses should be designed to advance the state of knowledge in child maltreatment, child welfare services, child and family services, and/or child development for high risk children.
Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau; Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Availability etc: Abandoned Infants Comprehensive Service Demonstration Projects
The purposes of this funding announcement are as follows: (1) To develop and implement programs of comprehensive community-based support services for the target population as described in Public Law 100-505, as amended; (2) to evaluate the implementation and outcomes of these comprehensive support services; and (3) to develop these programs as identifiable sites that other States/locales seeking to implement comprehensive support services for this population can look to for guidance, insight, and possible replication.
Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide financial support to develop or replicate and test a model of policies and procedures that implement the new provisions of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) regarding substance exposed newborns. Applicants may choose to develop new models, replicate existing models or replicate key components of existing models of policies and procedures for identifying and serving families with children prenatally exposed to illegal drugs, and to test the effectiveness of the model in other settings. The projects funded under this priority area will incorporate features and components that hold promise for contributing to an expansion of the knowledge base about the development of effective policies and procedures for states and communities to use in identifying and providing services to these children and their families.
Office of Community Services; Funding Opportunity Title: Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) Targeted Capacity Building Program
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) announces that applications will be accepted for new grants pursuant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary's Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) authorized under section 1110 of the Social Security Act governing Social Services Research and Demonstration activities and the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005, Public Law 108-447. Pursuant to this announcement, OCS will award funds to help build the capacity of faith-based and community organizations that address the needs of distressed communities. A ``distressed community'' is defined as a neighborhood or geographic community with an unemployment rate and/or poverty rate equal to or greater than the state or national rate. Priority areas of need include at-risk youth; the homeless; marriage education and preparation services to help couples who choose marriage for themselves develop the skills and knowledge to form and sustain healthy marriages; or social services to those living in rural communities.
Office of Child Support Enforcement; Special Improvement Project (SIP) Grants
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) invites eligible applicants to submit competitive grant applications for special improvement projects, which further the national child support mission, vision, and goals. For FY 2005, OCSE is looking for projects that reflect the goals of the new FY 2005-2009 strategic plan including the goals that all children have parentage established; and all children in IV-D (child support) cases have support orders established, have medical coverage and receive financial support from parents as ordered. The last goal of the strategic plan is that the IV-D program will be efficient and responsive in its operations. Applications will be screened and evaluated as indicated in this program announcement. Awards will be contingent upon the outcome of the competition and the availability of funds. For FY 2005, approximately $1.8 million is available for all priority areas. A non-Federal match is not required. The anticipated start date for the new awards is August 1, 2005; projects under Priority 1 may run through December 31, 2006, for a period of up to 17 months; projects under Priorities 2, 4 and 5 may run through July 31, 2007, for a period of up to 24 months and projects under Priority 3 may run through July 31, 2008, for a period of up to 36 months. Legislative Authority: Section 452(j) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 652(j), provides Federal funds for information dissemination and technical assistance to States, training of Federal and State staff to improve child support programs, and research, demonstration, and special projects of regional or national significance relating to the operation of State child support enforcement programs.
Administration for Native Americans (ANA); FY 2005 for New Community-Based Projects
The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families, announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2005 funds for new community-based projects under ANA's Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) for Native Americans program. ANA's FY 2005 SEDS goals and areas of interest are focused on strengthening children, families, and communities through community-based organizations, tribes, and Village governments. The Program Areas of Interest are projects that ANA considers supportive to Native American communities. Although eligibility for funding is not restricted to projects of the type listed in this program announcement, these Areas of Interest are ones which ANA sees as particularly beneficial to the development of healthy Native American communities. Financial assistance under the SEDS program is provided utilizing a competitive process in accordance with the Native American Programs Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of this Act is to promote the goal of economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and other Native American Pacific Islanders, including American Samoa natives.