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Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health

  • Program Name:Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities
  • Activity Code:H49
  • Application Available:12/5/2013
  • Application Deadline:1/21/2014
  • Created By:Baker, Benita
  • Created On:5/6/2013
  • Last Updated by:User, Administrator
  • Last Updated On:1/30/2015
  • Estimated Project Start Date:6/1/2014

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Modification published on 01/30/2015
Modified 12/13/13: This modification is to clarify the required number of program participants served at each level, and the definition of a Program Participant. Refer to bold red text on pages 5, 14, 24, 27, 28 and 75.

Modification published on 01/30/2015
Modified 12/19/2013: This modification is being made to change the due date for submission of the application and the Date and Time for the Technical Assistance webcast.


 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-14-020
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.926
Provisional No
Activity Code H49
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2014


This announcement solicits applications for the Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health program.  The Healthy Start (HS) program aims to reduce disparities in infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes by: 1) improving women’s health, 2) promoting quality services, 3) strengthening family resilience, 4) achieving collective impact, and 5) increasing accountability through quality improvement, performance monitoring, and evaluation.  HS grants are provided to communities with rates of infant mortality at least 1½ times the U.S. national average and high rates for other adverse perinatal outcomes (e.g., low birthweight, preterm birth, maternal morbidity and mortality) in order to address the needs of high-risk women and their families before, during, and after pregnancy.  HS works to reduce “the disparity in health status between the general population and individuals who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups.”  42 U.S.C. § 254 c-8(e)(2)(B).  HS services begin in the prenatal period and follow the woman and child through two years after the end of the pregnancy.

 Legislative Information

Public Health Service Act, Title III, Part D, § 330H (42 U.S.C. 254c-8), as amended by the Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-339)

 Application Information

Application Available 12/05/2013
Application Deadline 01/21/2014
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 03/18/2014
Letter of Intent Not required but preferred (Deadline: 12/27/2013)
Application Package SF424
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported New; Continuation & Supplement
Allow Electronic Submission N/A
Page Limit for Application
Allow Multiple Applications
from an Organization from
Electronic Submission Instruction Electronic submission is/will be available in Grants.Gov

 General Information

Projected Award Date N/A
Estimated Project Period N/A
Estimated Project Start Date 06/01/2014
Estimated Project End Date 05/31/2015
Estimated Amount of this Competition $51,750,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 69
Estimated Average Size of Awards $0.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement No

 Contact Information

Name Benita Baker
Phone Number 301-443-8283

 Download Information

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HRSA-14-020 HRSA-14-112 HRSA-14-113 Final_MODIFIED 12-19-13.pdf 456 kB 12/19/2013
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