This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program – Formula grant.
The purpose of this program is to support the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive high-quality and voluntary
early childhood home visiting services to eligible families.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) administers this program in partnership with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
Consistent with HRSA’s emphasis on innovation, collaboration, and effectiveness, the goal sat-risk communities; and (3) identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for eligible families1 of the MIECHV Program are to:
(1) strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act; (2) improve coordination of services within 2 living in at-risk communities.
Successful MIECHV Program recipients will achieve the following objectives:
1) Implement evidence-based home visiting models or promising approaches that:
a) Include voluntary home visiting Appendix D for definitions of evidence-based home visiting models and promising approach home visiting models for the purposes of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO)); 3 as the primary service delivery strategy (See b) Serve eligible families residing in at-risk communities, as identified in the current approved statewide needs assessment update;4 and c) Target outcomes specified as statutorily mandated benchmark areas, which include:
improved maternal and newborn health; prevention of child injuries, child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment, and reduction of emergency department visits; improvement in school readiness and achievement; reduction in crime or domestic violence; improvements in family economic self-sufficiency; and improvements in the coordination and referrals for other community resources and supports.5 2) Ensure the provision of high-quality home visiting services to eligible families living in at-risk communities by, in part, coordinating with comprehensive statewide early childhood systems to support the needs of those families.
3) Collaborate with state and local partners to increase the availability of and eligible families’ access to coordinated early childhood systems and high-quality services.