The Administration for Children and Families is soliciting applications for FY 2012 funding under the Tribal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. This program was authorized in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148) and will provide $45 million over five years for tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations to plan for and implement voluntary home visiting programs geared to families with young children in at-risk communities. This program is the first-ever dedicated federal funding stream for home visitation programs.
There is $10.5 million available for FY 2012. Of that amount $9 million is for continuation grants for the current 19 grantees and $1.5 million is for awards for seven new grantees. Funds are awarded in the form of cooperative agreements.
Family services would address matters including maternal, prenatal and infant health, child health and development, child maltreatment, parenting practices, school readiness, domestic violence, and economic viability. Grant recipients will be required to conduct a needs assessment and to develop a program with measurable three-year and five-year benchmarks for demonstrating improvement in several areas, including improved maternal and newborn health and reduced child maltreatment. Grantees must utilize evidence-based home visitation models.
The funding for tribes, tribal organizations and urban Indian organizations are in the
following amounts: FY 2010 –$3 million; FY 2011 – $7.7 million; FY 2012 – $10.5 million;
FY 2013 – $12 million; FY 2014 – $12 million. These amounts represent the statutory allocation of three percent of the program’s total funds ($1.5 billion over five years). The funds are entitlement funds and are thus not subject to the appropriations process.
The project period is five years. The first year’s funding is for needs assessment, planning and capacity-building, while years two through five are for implementation. The deadline for receipt of applications is July 16, 2012. The grant announcement may be downloaded at:
Please let us know if we may provide additional information regarding the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program.