Maternal and Child Health Training Program

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Grant Opportunities

The Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development is pleased to announce the release of these Funding Announcements:


The MCH Interdisciplinary Education in Pediatric Pulmonary Centers

The purpose of HRSA-15-074, The MCH Interdisciplinary Education in Pediatric Pulmonary Centers is to improve the health status of infants, children, and youth with chronic respiratory conditions through four (4) aims:

  1. Providing interdisciplinary leadership training at the graduate and post-graduate levels in five (5) core disciplines of pediatric pulmonary medicine, nursing, social work, nutrition, and family leadership. PPCs serve as models of excellence in interdisciplinary training, systems integration, and research related to chronic respiratory conditions in infants, children, and youth;
  2. Engaging with families as full partners to support family-centered practice, policies, and research;
  3. Impacting policies and practices at the regional and national levels, including working with state and local health agencies and providers through a public health/population-based approach. PPCs provide a critical link in assuring that the next generation of health care providers contribute to MCHB's mission to assure access to care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCNs) through systems improvement; and
  4. Supporting diverse trainees and faculty, and cultural and linguistic competence approaches, to address health disparities related to chronic respiratory conditions.

Up to $340,000 may be available, per grant per year, to fund up to six (6) grants. The actual number and size of awards will depend on the availability of funds. The application deadline is March 23, 2015.

Archived webinar TA session for HRSA-15-074

Questions regarding the Pediatric Pulmonary Centers Program should be directed to or by phone (301) 443-0869.


Centers of Excellence in MCH Education, Science and Practice

The purpose of HRSA-15-097 Centers of Excellence in MCH Education, Science and Practice is to:

  1. Train graduate and post-graduate public health professionals in an interdisciplinary MCH setting; and
  2. Provide national leadership and to work, in partnership with states, communities, public-private partners, and families to strengthen the MCH infrastructure.

The FOA includes a MCH Academic Postdoctoral Enhancement. The purpose of the enhancement is to:

  1. Address the current challenges experienced by early career MCH doctoral graduates in pursuing academic career pathways; and
  2. Ensure a continuum of training and support that promotes long-term sustainability of the field of MCH in academia, research, and practice.

The successful applicants will provide MCH public health content, knowledge, and expertise to graduate and post-graduate students, including individuals from underrepresented backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities), who are also underrepresented in the maternal and child health field.

Up to $350,000 may be available, per grant per year, to fund up to thirteen (13) grants at accredited schools of public health. Up to an additional $170,000 will be awarded to up to three (3) Centers of Excellence in MCH grantees, per grant per year, for an MCH Academic Postdoctoral Enhancement supplement. The actual number and size of awards will depend on the availability of funds. The application deadline is March 18, 2015.

Archived webinar TA session for HRSA-15-097

Questions regarding the Centers of Excellence should be addressed to or phone: 301-443-0344.


MCH Public Health Catalyst Program

The purpose of HRSA-15-133, MCH Public Health Catalyst Program (Catalyst Program) is to:

  1. Provide an increased focus on fundamental MCH content and competencies within schools of public health where no concentration currently exists; and
  2. Provide MCH content exposure to an increased number of public health students, introducing students to careers in the maternal and child health field.

The successful applicants will seek to provide MCH exposure to graduate students, including individuals from underrepresented backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities), who are also underrepresented in the maternal and child health field.

Up to $70,000 may be available, per grant per year, to fund up to five (5) grants at accredited schools of public health. The actual number and size of awards will depend on the availability of funds. The application deadline is March 13, 2015.

Archived webinar TA session for HRSA-15-133

Questions regarding the MCH Public Health Catalyst Program should be directed to or (301) 443-6853.

Other Federal Funding Opportunities related to training: