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Healthy Start: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.926
Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dec 15, 2023

For programmatic or technical assistance questions:
Mia Morrison, MPH

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Tya Renwick


The Healthy Start: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health program provides grants to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy and reduce racial/ethnic disparities in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes. Funding is set aside for rural communities.

Focus areas:

  • Providing direct and enabling services:
    • Increase receipt of case management/care coordination to facilitate access to medical care and community-based resources
    • Increase uptake of healthy behaviors before, during, and after pregnancy
    • Increase the use of healthy and safe infant and toddler care practices
  • Convening community consortia:
    • Advise and inform strategies for providing direct and enabling services
    • Develop cross-sector partnerships to ensure access for participants to coordinated, comprehensive maternal, child, and family medical care; health and parenting education; and community-based resources within the project area
    • Participate in Communities of Practice with other projects to develop and implement a plan for the community that focuses on at least one social determinant of health (SDOH), such as access to adequate housing, transportation, or food

Eligible applicants include any domestic public or private entity, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,100,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 103
Estimated total program funding: $113,645,000

Support beyond the first budget year will depend on:

  • Appropriation
  • Satisfactory progress in meeting project objectives
  • A decision that continued funding is in the government's best interest
Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Access · Care coordination · Children and youth · Families · Health disparities · Maternal health and prenatal care · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Racial and ethnic groups · Social determinants of health · Women

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