On September 8, 2008, HRSA posted grant opportunity (HRSA-09-157) to stimulate innovative community-based programs. The funding is to provide access to healthcare for children and their families as part of the “Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPC)”. This program encourages the use of innovative health IT to help increase access to healthcare. The HTPC funding will support direct service projects but not research projects.
The grants will support:
- Development of family centered community-based initiatives that use innovative and cost effective means to focus resources on preventive child health in the case of vulnerable children and their families
- Collaborations among community organizations, individuals, agencies, businesses, and families
- Pediatricians and other pediatric health professionals in community-based service programs so that they can become more involved in the delivery of more effective care
- Building community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, and business
All public or private entities, community-based organizations are eligible to apply. The estimated amount for this grant is $550,000 with eleven awards anticipated for $50,000 each. Grant recipients must contribute non-federal matching funds in years two through five of the project period equal to two times the amount of the grant.
The application deadline is October 9, 2008. The projected award date is March 1, 2009 with the end date projected to be February 28, 2014.
For more information, email Christopher DeGraw, MD firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.grants.gov.