The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Workforce Development Center Program.
The purpose of this program is to strengthen the practicing and future MCH workforce by providing training and collaborative learning for State Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program leaders and staff. Training will focus on three key topic areas related to health transformation, including ongoing implementation of the Title V Block Grant: (1) systems integration; (2) change management and adaptive leadership; and (3) evidence-based decision making.
The objectives of the program are to:
- Coordinate and implement a national training strategy to address all three key topic areas within the Center’s purview;
- Develop and offer multiple modalities of training to Title V leaders and staff, emphasizing project-based, collaborative learning for cross-sector state teams and real-time application of knowledge and skills in an MCH context;
- Support summer practicum/internship placements for the future Title V workforce (undergraduate and graduate students); and
- Establish and strengthen academic-practice partnerships with state Title V Programs and national public health practice partners.
- HRSA estimates approximately $1,720,000 to be available annually to fund up to one recipient. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $1,720,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities, and administrative costs) per year for the MCH Workforce Development Center Program.
- The period of performance is September 1, 2021, through August 31, 2026 (5 years) for the MCH Workforce Development Center Program.
- Only domestic public and nonprofit private institutions of higher learning may apply for training grants.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329930