Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health Program. The purpose of this program is to strengthen the capacities of state- and/or local-level organizations to respond to emerging public health issues affecting maternal and child health (MCH) populations.

This funding opportunity is a mechanism to support capacity-strengthening activities that will improve state- and/or local-level organizations’ abilities to address emerging issues that threaten the health and well-being of MCH populations in an effective, timely manner. For the purposes of this NOFO, MCH populations include the following groups: women, children (birth to 21), children with special health care needs (CSHCN), adolescents, and families.

Recipients will implement a set of activities under at least one of the three capacity-strengthening areas below (See Section IV.2 for details) and through these activities address an emerging issue specific to their state or local community.

Capacity Areas: 1) Data and Informational Systems 2) Workforce Development 3) Strategic Partnerships

NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable


  • Duke Internal: Interested applicants from within Duke should contact dukeiln@duke.edu as early as possible.
  • Sponsor Deadline: April 9, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Any domestic public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. § 450b) is eligible to apply. For your reference, see 42 CFR § 51a.3(a). Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations are also eligible to apply. For your reference, see 45 CFR part 87.



Amount Description

HRSA estimates approximately $1,500,000 to be available to fund six recipients. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2021 federal appropriation. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $250,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs). The period of performance is September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022 (1 year).

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 9, 2021