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MCH Navigator Program

  • Program Name:MCH Navigator Program
  • Activity Code:UE8
  • Application Available:2/8/2013
  • Application Deadline:3/26/2013
  • Created By:Reddy, Madhavi
  • Created On:11/20/2012
  • Last Updated by:User, Administrator
  • Last Updated On:1/30/2015
  • Estimated Project Start Date:7/1/2013

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Modification published on 01/30/2015
Clarified eligibility

Modification published on 01/30/2015
Modified 2/22/13 –Funding availability clarification added to: Executive Summary (page i) and Section II. 2. Summary of Funding (page 6)


 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-13-262
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.110
Provisional No
Activity Code UE8
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2013


In addition to supporting graduate training of maternal and child health (MCH) professionals, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau is committed to advancing the knowledge and skills of practicing MCH professionals.  Knowledge to practice (KP) education methodologies, including distance learning and blended methods (some in-person meeting time with distance follow-up), provide effective and efficient means by which MCH professionals in practice enhance and advance their analytic, managerial, and clinical skills while continuing to meet their daily on-site responsibilities.  This program strongly supports HRSA goals to improve access to quality health care and services, strengthen the health workforce and improve health equity. Current barriers to continuing education include ever-tightening travel restrictions, capacity shortages, difficulty in taking time away from work, and the cost of trainings.  Distance learning and/or blended learning methods can help address these barriers[1].  In addition, in times of severely limited resources, innovation assists in reaching MCH populations, including busy professionals.  Therefore, both KP and MCH Navigator projects should be designed to implement new and emerging technologies.  The applicant must document that the program is addressing a need not covered by current HRSA investments, such as Public Health Training Centers (PHTCs) (, and Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) ( Two types of programs will be funded under this initiative: (1) Knowledge to Practice Program (up to nine grants) and (2) MCH Navigator Program (one cooperative agreement). (1) The Knowledge to Practice grants focus on increasing the skills of MCH professionals by facilitating the timely transfer of new information, research findings and technology related to MCH, and updating and improving the knowledge and skills of health and related professionals in programs serving mothers and children.  Applicants can develop on site, distance education, or blended methods for maximum impact with their target audience; however, a distance learning component is required in order to reach a broad audience and achieve regional and/or national significance.  Designed for both regional and national audiences, distance learning provides an efficient means by which MCH professionals can improve their interdisciplinary training skills via innovative learning technologies and thereby strengthening the MCH workforce and impacting a broader population base. (2) The MCH Navigator cooperative agreement complements the Knowledge to Practice grants, using a web site to link learners to open-access webcasts, presentations, instructional modules, and online courses covering essential MCH skills and knowledge.  MCHB wants to assure that content developed by Knowledge to Practice grants, MCH graduate education programs and continuing education developed by others is readily available to the wider MCH Title V and public health communities.  This program will have four main roles and areas of activity: Strategic and Collaborative Assessment and Planning, Communications and Outreach, Direction and Guidance in the Development of Innovations and Content Quality, and Accountability and Evaluation.

 Legislative Information

Social Security Act, Title V, § 501(a)(2), (42 U.S.C. 701(a)(2))

 Application Information

Application Available 02/08/2013
Application Deadline 03/26/2013
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 05/25/2013
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424 R&R
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported New
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 07/01/2013
Estimated Project End Date 06/30/2016
Estimated Amount of this Competition $180,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 1
Estimated Average Size of Awards $0.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement Yes

 Contact Information

Name Meredith Morrissette
Phone Number (301)443-6392

 Download Information

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Document Name Size Date Attached Description
HRSA-13-197 and HRSA-13-262 Final - 2-22-13 Mod.pdf 640 kB 02/22/2013
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