Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration


The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs, Genetic Services Branch is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network (MCEHN). The purpose of this program is to decrease maternal and child morbidity and mortality associated with pre-and post-natal environmental and other toxic exposures. One cooperative agreement will be funded to implement and support a network of national and regional teratogen information service (TIS) counseling centers. This program is intended to be a resource for women of reproductive age, their partners and health care providers, with an emphasis on vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations. For the purpose of this program, “post-natal exposure” refers to infants who are receiving breast milk.

NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

  • Duke Internal Deadline: November 28, 2016
  • Sponsor Deadline: January 20, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Per 42 CFR § 51a.3(a), any 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. 



Amount Description

Approximately $1,200,000 is expected to be available annually to fund one (1) recipient. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $1,200,000 per year. The actual amount available for fiscal year 2017 will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2017 federal budget. This program announcement is subject to the appropriation of funds, and is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, applications can be processed, and funds can be awarded in a timely manner. The project period is September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2022 (five (5) years).

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

November 28, 2016

External Deadline

January 20, 2017