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Healthy Start Initiative - Enhanced

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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
Jul 17, 2023

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The Healthy Start Initiative - Enhanced Program (HSE) will provide grants to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy and reduce the racial/ethnic differences in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes.

The program priority is diverse communities and populations (such as non-Hispanic Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and rural areas) that are experiencing the greatest disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes.

Focus areas:

  • Direct and enabling services for HSE participants:
    • Increase receipt of case management and care coordination to facilitate access to medical care and community-based resources
    • Increase uptake of healthy behaviors before, during, and after pregnancy
    • Increase use of safe infant care practices
  • Community consortia: Convene diverse, multi-sector state, local, and community level partners, including HSE participants and other community members, that will:
    • Advise and inform strategies for providing direct and enabling services to HSE participants
    • Develop cross-sector partnerships to ensure access for HSE participants to coordinated, comprehensive maternal, child, and family medical care; health and parenting education; and community-based resources that address social determinants of health within the project area
    • Participate in Communities of Practice with other HSE projects to develop and implement a strategic plan for the community that focuses on at least one social determinant of health

Any domestic public or private entity is eligible to apply, including faith-based organizations, 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: 10
Estimated total program funding: $11,000,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Black or African American · Care coordination · Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Health disparities · Human services · Maternal health and prenatal care · Networking and collaboration · Racial and ethnic groups · Social determinants of health · Women

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