Recognizing the importance of promoting healthy development and improving maternal and child health outcomes, the Affordable Care Act provides funding for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The Program will rely on evidence-based home visiting strategies that help families create a nurturing environment for young children and connect to a range of services – including health, early education, early intervention and more – they might need. The program will be administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in collaboration with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
To apply for home visiting program grant funds, States/territories must submit a plan addressing the needs identified in the assessment. Grant application information is available at www.grants.gov.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.
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