Only domestic public or nonprofit institutions of higher learning and public or private nonprofit agencies engaged in research or in programs relating to maternal and child health and/or services for children with special health care needs are eligible to apply. See 42 CFR Part 51a.3(b). Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.
HRSA estimates approximately $300,000 to be available annually to fund one recipient. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2020 federal appropriation. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $300,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) per year. The period of performance is September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2025 (5 years).
NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are allowable. In order to diversify the HRSA/MCHB research grant portfolio, an individual cannot serve as the project director (PD) or PI on more than one active HRSA MCH Research Network. To foster interdisciplinary collaboration and increase opportunities for mentorship for emerging MCH researchers, a PD/PI on an active HRSA MCH research grant is allowed up to 10 percent effort as a co-investigator on an existing HRSA MCH research grant. HRSA allows one PD/PI to be named on the cover page of the SF-424 R&R application, who will serve as the key point of contact. The application can include co-investigators as key personnel on the project. It does not apply to being a PI on grants from other agencies. However, if selected for funding, the new recipient will need to verify that percent effort across all federally-funded grants does not exceed 100 percent.