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Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems:Building Health Through Integration

Program Name:Community-Based Integrated Service Systems (Local/State) Activity Code:H25 Application Available:3/1/2013
Application Deadline:4/26/2013 Created By:Green, Dena Created On:4/3/2012
Last Updated by:Wildberger, William Last Updated On:6/28/2013 Estimated Project Start Date:8/1/2013
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 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Modification published on 06/28/2013
FOA Modified on 5/6

Modification published on 05/06/2013
Reopening till May 9th

Modification published on 04/03/2013
Modified 3/28/13 to reduce the amount of available funding and number of awards, limit the awards to no more than one per state/territory, clarify that “infant and early childhood” means birth to three, and clarify that the reporting of statewide data aligning with MIECHV benchmarks is in addition to (separate from) activities related to the chosen strategy.

Modification published on 03/28/2013
Modified 3/28/13 to reduce the amount of available funding and number of awards, limit the awards to no more than one per state/territory, clarify that “infant and early childhood” means birth to three, and clarify that the reporting of statewide data aligning with MIECHV benchmarks is in addition to (separate from) activities related to the chosen strategy.

Modification published on 03/28/2013
Modified 3/28/13 to reduce the amount of available funding and number of awards, limit the awards to no more than one per state/territory, clarify that “infant and early childhood” means birth to three, and clarify that the reporting of statewide data aligning with MIECHV benchmarks is in addition to (separate from) activities related to the chosen strategy.

Modification published on 03/28/2013
Modified 3/28/13 to reduce the amount of available funding and number of awards, limit the awards to no more than one per state/territory, clarify that “infant and early childhood” means birth to three, and clarify that the reporting of statewide data aligning with MIECHV benchmarks is in addition to (separate from) activities related to the chosen strategy.

Modification published on 03/28/2013
Modified 3/28/13 to reduce the amount of available funding and number of awards, limit the awards to no more than one per state/territory, clarify that “infant and early childhood” means birth to three, and clarify that the reporting of statewide data aligning with MIECHV benchmarks is in addition to (separate from) activities related to the chosen strategy.

Modification published on 03/28/2013
Modified 3/28/13 to reduce the amount of available funding and number of awards, limit the awards to no more than one per state/territory, clarify that “infant and early childhood” means birth to three, and clarify that the reporting of statewide data aligning with MIECHV benchmarks is in addition to (separate from) activities related to the chosen strategy.

Modification published on 03/28/2013
Modified 3/28/13 to reduce the amount of available funding and number of awards, limit the awards to no more than one per state/territory, clarify that “infant and early childhood” means birth to three, and clarify that the reporting of statewide data aligning with MIECHV benchmarks is in addition to (separate from) activities related to the chosen strategy.

Modification published on 03/19/2013
3/19 Change to elgibility type

Modification published on 03/01/2013
Posting as Original

Modification published on 03/01/2013
Publishing as Original

 
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 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-13-177
Announcement Code CISS
CFDA Number 93.110
Provisional No
Activity Code H25
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2013
 
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 Purpose

This announcement solicits applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Building Health Through Integration.  The purpose of this grant program is to improve the healthy physical, social, and emotional development during infancy and early childhood (birth to three years of age); to eliminate disparities; and to increase access to needed early childhood services by engaging in systems development, integration activities and utilizing a collective impact approach to strengthen communities for families and young children and to improve the quality and availability of early childhood services at both the state and local levels.  This program broadens and enhances the efforts of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) programs authorized by section 511 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 711), focusing attention on the needs of our youngest citizens, infants and young children. Applicants have the option to plan, if necessary, and implement one of three strategies: 1)      Mitigation of toxic stress and trauma in infancy and early childhood.  This strategy should be broadly focused across multiple systems in communities, and coordinated with medical homes, trauma prevention activities, and collective impact approaches; or 2)      Coordination of the expansion of developmental screening activities in early care and education settings statewide by connecting pediatric and other child health leaders with child care health consultants to link training and referrals among medical homes, early intervention services, child care programs and families; or 3)      Improvement of state infant/toddler child care quality initiatives (State licensing standards/Quality Rating and Improvement Systems [QRIS] and/or professional development) by incorporating 10 or more Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs , 3rd ed. (CFOC3) standards focused specially on the infant/toddler age group (see Appendix A). Note:  “early care and education” is inclusive of child care, day care, pre-school, pre-K, kindergarten, Early Head Start, and Head Start programs.  For more information on “child care health consultants,” see http://cfoc.nrckids.org/StandardView/1.6.0.1. This new emphasis on infancy and early childhood builds upon the goals and objectives of earlier Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) initiatives and recent scientific evidence regarding the relationship between early experience, brain development, and long-term health and developmental outcomes.  Lifespan trajectories for health, educational achievement and social-emotional sturdiness have their foundations in the earliest experiences, intimately and individually, beginning within the prenatal environment and building through the first months of caregiver-infant interactions.  The vision for the future of child health care and the development of comprehensive early childhood systems requires intentional focus on infants and young children assuring health and developmental trajectories by fostering safe and nurturing relationships, and mitigating toxic stress that would otherwise compromise future capacity. All applicants are required to partner with an early childhood state team to include, as appropriate, representatives from programs, projects and professional organizations including but not limited to: health (e.g., Title V, local public health, community health centers, Medicaid, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and their Building Bridges Among Health & Early Childhood Systems Project women’s health, infant mortality, Healthy Start, Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies); mental and behavioral health (e.g., children’s mental health, Project LAUNCH, Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) trauma informed practice grantee, Pediatric/Infant mental Health Professionals, substance abuse prevention); education (e.g., IDEA Part C Early Intervention and Part B Preschool, Race to the Top); family support and home visiting (e.g., MIECHV, Strengthening Families, Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP), Child Welfare, domestic violence prevention, Help Me Grow, ABCD); and early care and education (e.g., State Advisory Councils, State Child Care Licensing, Head Start, Child Care Health Consultants, State child care administrators, Healthy Child Care America partners, and/or Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies).   (NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list.  If an existing workgroup meets these criteria, a new group does not have to be established.) This funding announcement also requires applicants to enlist pediatricians, preferably their AAP Chapter leadership and other child health providers, to join with state ECCS, MIECHV and early care and education professionals to lead state policy development that supports programs or services that focus on mitigating toxic stress, expand developmental screening, and strengthen systems for improved child care quality and child care health consultation in infancy and early childhood. It is our belief that by a specific focus on infants and young children, applicants will drive the critical health and early childhood partnerships necessary to establish integrated services that support building lifespan health and sturdy development of children, as called for by the newest Early Brain and Child Development science to improve child and family outcomes. All applicants are encouraged to review Early Learning Council/State Advisory Council (SAC) membership and assess whether it has representatives from pediatric health and infant/pediatric mental health.  If the SAC lacks such representatives the ECCS leadership team should focus efforts to address such needs.  All applicants are encouraged to align ECCS plans and activities with relevant MIECHV, Project LAUNCH, and SAC policies and initiatives, as well as other state early childhood initiatives, to reduce redundancies, ensure maximum leveraging of federal early childhood investments, and ensure sustainability beyond MCHB funding. In addition to planning and implementing the selected strategy, all successful applicants will be required to build ECCS leadership in aggregating, aligning and reporting on statewide   early childhood data that aligns  with benchmark areas identified in the MIECHV legislation at section 511(d)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act.  This additional effort (that is separate and distinct from the activities outlined above) builds commonality, documentation and alignment of indices for building health and developmental outcomes by broad early childhood investments.
 
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 Legislative Information

Title V, § 501(a)(3)(c) of the Social Security Act as amended, (42 U.S.C. 701(a)(3)(c)
 
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 Application Information

Application Available 03/01/2013
Application Deadline 04/26/2013
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 06/25/2013
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported New; Continuation & Supplement
Allow Electronic Submission N/A
Page Limit for Application
Attachments
80
Allow Multiple Applications
from an Organization from Grants.gov
No
Electronic Submission Instruction Electronic submission is/will be available in Grants.Gov
 
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 General Information

Projected Award Date 06/01/2013
Estimated Project Period 06/01/2013 thru 05/31/2016
Estimated Project Start Date 08/01/2013
Estimated Project End Date 07/31/2016
Estimated Amount of this Competition $7,410,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 53
Estimated Average Size of Awards $0.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement No
 
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 Contact Information

Name dena green
Email dgreen@hrsa.gov
Phone Number 3014439768
 
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Document Name Size Date Attached Description
HRSA-13-177 Final rev 5-6-13.pdf 494 kB 06/28/2013
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