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Healthy Families Community-Based Perinatal Health Initiative

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.137
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 18, 2023

For programmatic or technical questions:
Paul Rodriguez

For grants management or budget questions:
Duane Barlow
240.453.8822 contact center:
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The Healthy Families Community-Based Perinatal Health Initiative will provide grants to develop and implement innovative models for integrating community-based maternal support services (COMSS) into perinatal systems of care. Models should be designed to improve pregnant and post-partum people's health outcomes and reduce racial and ethnic disparities. Rural and other minority populations are a priority.

COMSS are defined as social and supportive services that address social determinants of health (SDOH), such as health literacy; pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting education; cultural and linguistic diversity; exposure to trauma, housing; food; and transportation.

Projects should:

  • Develop and implement the COMSS integration model
  • Establish a collaborative partnership to support integration of COMSS
  • Integrate Healthy People 2030 and other measures into the development of the COMSS integration model
  • Implement a process and outcomes evaluation
  • Identify, utilize, and disseminate best practices
  • Develop a disparity impact statement

Eligible applicants are public and private nonprofit entities located in a state or territory, including:

  • State, territory, county, city, township, and special district governments
  • Federally recognized native American tribal governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public, state controlled, and private institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • American Indian or Alaska native tribally designated organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations with and without 501(c)(3) status
  • Faith-based organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,250,000 per year
Award floor: $975,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $10,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
Culture and cultural competency · Evaluation methods and resources · Food security and nutrition · Health literacy · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Maternal health and prenatal care · Networking and collaboration · Social determinants of health · Transportation · Trauma-informed care

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