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Title V - Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant

Grants to Nebraska Nonprofits, Local Agencies, Tribes,
and IHEs to Improve Heath Outcomes for Children and Youth

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Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Division of Public Health

Deadline Date:

06/21/19 2:00 PM Central Time


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Grants to Nebraska nonprofits, local agencies, Indian tribes, and IHEs to improve heath outcomes specifically for children and youth. Funding is intended for health services and interventions for adolescents and children, including those with special healthcare needs. The target population are Nebraska children and youth, ages 1 - 21. Funding will support short-term, impactful projects, not ongoing programs.

Nebraska’s identified priorities listed below are numbered for reference, not for ranking:
1. Reduce unintentional injuries among Children and Youth, including motor vehicle crashes.
2. Increase access to preventive and early intervention mental health services for Children.
3. Reduce obesity/overweight among Children and Youth, including food insecurity and physical inactivity.
4. Reduce sexually transmitted disease among Youth.

For additional information about these priorities, see page 7 of the RFA in Supporting Documents, below.

Projects must fall in one of three stages: Stage 1: Planning & Development; Stage 2: Implementation; or Stage 3: Expansion. All projects shall be preceded by a community-level assessment completed within the prior five-year period. Regardless of stage, proposed projects must emphasize community involvement in some way. Meaningful, innovative partnerships that bring together persons with diverse backgrounds in education, income, race, ethnicity, family status, etc. is expected.

For additional information about Project Stages, see page 8 of the RFA in Supporting Documents, below.

Subawards resulting from this RFA will support activities that fall into two of these HRSA-defined services: 1) Public Health Services & Systems (capacity-building, infrastructure, and/or population-based services); and, 2) Enabling Services (some types of supportive services). Expenses for the third service type (direct services) does not fit in short-term, project-based work resulting from this RFA and will not be approved.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 129197

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no established cap on a single Application because the request depends on the comprehensiveness of the proposed project. However, reasonable funding requests for Year 1 for the purpose of the funds are most likely in the range of $40,000 to $100,000.

Term of Contract:

Initial period of performance is August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020.

The initial period of performance is Year 1, with Year 2 anticipated for projects with planning and subsequent implementation of an agreed-upon strategy by the community and for costs allowable for MCHBG funding. Year 2 funding will also be dependent on Year 1 performance as evidenced by progress made in the Work Plan (on time and meeting Performance Measures), and staying within budget. Year 2 funding is also contingent on the anticipated 2020 MCHBG appropriation and award to DHHS.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any Applicant for this RFA must be a “non-federal entity,” as set forth in 45 CFR § 75.2 or 2 CFR § 200.69. A “non-federal entity” is limited to local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, or nonprofit organizations; further definitions in the UGG or the HHSGG may apply. If this RFA involves funds from the United States Department of Labor, the definition of “non-federal entity,” per 2 CFR § 2900.2, includes for-profit entities, as well.

The Subrecipient may not use amounts paid to it for:
1. Inpatient services, other than inpatient services provided to children with special health care needs or to high-risk pregnant women and infants and such other inpatient services as the Secretary may approve;
2. Cash payments to intended recipients of health services;
3. The purchase or improvement of land, the purchase, construction, or permanent improvement (other than minor remodeling) of any building or other facility, or the purchase of major medical equipment;
4. Satisfying any requirement for the expenditure of non-Federal funds as a condition for the receipt of Federal funds;
5. Providing funds for research or training to any entity other than a public or nonprofit private entity; or
6. Payment for any item or service (other than an emergency item or service) furnished by an individual or entity during the period when such individual or entity is excluded from providing service; or at the medical direction or on the prescription of a physician during the period when the physician is excluded from providing services.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by June 21, 2019, 2:00 PM Central Time.

The RFA will be conducted in a two-step process referred to as Phase 1-concept paper and Phase 2-consultation on work plan and line item budget. Applicants whose concept paper fits the purpose of this RFA will consult with DHHS on the full development of the work plan and line item budget from the approved concept paper. Applications not approved in Phase 1 will not advance to Phase 2. Approval in Phase 1 ensures an opportunity for Phase 2 but does not guarantee a subaward will result. In Phase 2, agreement must be reached on the work plan and line item budget to result in a subaward.

Questions regarding information needed for an Application, as well as the meaning or interpretation of any RFA provision, must be submitted in writing to Rayma Delaney via email and clearly marked “RFA Number 1715; Questions.”

Schedule of Events:
- Release RFA: May 10, 2019
- Last day to submit written questions: May 22, 2019
- State responds to written questions through RFA “Addendum” and/or “Amendment” to be posted at May 24, 2019
- Application Review Period Begins (application due date) for Phase 1- Concept Paper: June 21, 2019, 2:00 PM Central Time
- Evaluation Period: June 24-July 5, 2019
- Post Phase 1-Concept Paper approvals at: : July 9, 2019
- Phase 2 consultation on work plans & line item budgets: July 9-July 26, 2019
- Post “Intent to Subaward”: July 29, 2019
- Period of Performance Start: August 1, 2019

Subawards resulting from this RFA require the successful Applicant to match the funds awarded at a rate of 20% of total program costs.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications can be emailed to:

Or mailed or hand delivered to:
Rayma Delaney, Title V MCH Block Grant Administrator
DHHS Lifespan Health Services
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 95026
Lincoln NE 68509-5026
(402) 471-0197

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Funding or Pin Number:

RFA #1715

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nebraska

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