HRSA requires Federal Home Visiting Program grantees to report on their program’s performance. The information and resources below aim to assist grantees in:
Grantees must collect and report data on program implementation and performance for eligible families participating in the six benchmark areas:
In October 2016, HHS revised performance reporting requirements for Federal Home Visiting grantees.
The updates aim to simplify, standardize, and strengthen the performance measurement system. To meet these goals, HHS engaged in a year-long process that included Federal Home Visiting grantees, federal partners, home visiting model developers, and other stakeholders to revise the performance measurement system.
Use the resources below to understand and report on your program’s performance.
Federal Home Visiting grantees must submit quarterly performance reports (PDF – 319 KB), which serve to assist HRSA in monitoring grants and providing oversight.
The forms include a select number of service utilization and staffing measures, which have the potential to change frequently. We require additional benchmark performance data from grantees that have not demonstrated improvement in four of the six benchmark areas and are currently on an Improvement Plan.
The Federal Home Visiting Program required that grantees demonstrate measurable improvement in at least four of six benchmark domains. However, grantees still had the flexibility to develop their own performance measures that were meaningful for their specific programs.
The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation (MIHOPE) contract conducts the legislatively-mandated evaluation of the Federal Home Visiting program involving multiple tasks and activities that together provide federal and state policymakers, service providers, and other interested parties with valuable information about the effectiveness of these federally-funded programs in improving outcomes for children and families.