District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health) - Community Health Administration (CHA)
08/30/19 6:00 PM
Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit, public, and private organizations to provide support services before, during, and after pregnancy for residents of Wards 5, 7, and 8. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations at least two weeks before the deadline. Funding is intended to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes in the District of Columbia. This funding opportunity seeks to implement Healthy Start perinatal health support services utilizing the care coordinator/community health worker model and community-based doula services before, during and after pregnancy.
The target population includes pregnant and postpartum mothers and their infants up to 18 months, women in pre-conceptual and inter-conceptual periods who are at high risk for poor perinatal and postnatal outcomes, and fathers/male partners affiliated with the women/infants/children participating in services. Participants must reside in Wards 5, 7 or 8 at the time of their initial enrollment.
DCHS will emphasize the shared priorities for DC Health and HRSA by addressing the following Healthy Start
- Improving Women’s Health through activities to improve coverage, access to care, health promotion and prevention and health for women before, during, and after pregnancy.
- Improving Family Health and Wellness through activities to support parental and community factors that promote family health and wellness, including system coordination/integration, health promotion and prevention, and social support services that protect and advance parental and infant/child health and wellbeing.
Applicants must have the capacity to serve no less than 350 program participants per calendar year to include at minimum:
- 150 pregnant women;
- 150 infants/children up to 18 months, preconception women, and interconception women (combined); and
- 50 fathers/male partners affiliated with women/infants/children in the above categories.
For more program requirements, see: https://opgs.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/opgs/publication/attachments/DC%20Healthy%20Start%20RFA_DCHS_07.12.19FINAL.pdf#page=13
GrantWatch ID#: 186464
Anticipated # of Awards: 2
Floor Award Amount: $250,000
Ceiling Award Amount: $600,000
The anticipated performance and funding period is October 2019 through September 2024. The number of awards, budget periods and award amounts are contingent upon the continued availability of funds and the recipient performance.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
EGMS registration and login: https://dcdoh.force.com/GO__ApplicantLogin2
Grants Management Contact
Office of Grants Monitoring & Program Evaluation
Community Health Administration
Healthy Start Program Manager,
Community Health Administration
Office of Grants Management at firstname.lastname@example.org assists with all end-user registration if you have a question or need assistance: Primary Points of Contact: LaWanda Pelzer (202) 442-8983 and Clara McLaughlin (202) 442-9237.
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