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This page holds information for individuals and organizations interested in Michigan’s response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that was issued by HHS on June 10, 2010.
The FOA requires a State to complete a three-step application in order to access funds under this program. The funding Michigan is eligible for initially (FY 10) is $2,014,745. Only $500,000 of this total will be available for use in July 2010; the remainder will not be available until after step three of the application process is completed and the application is approved early in FY 2011. Click here for information about the requirements of this program, where you can view and download the FOA noted above.
The Great Start System Team (GSST) which is co-convened by Michigan Department of Community Health and the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC) is overseeing the preparation of Michigan’s applications. The GSST, which includes all of the state-level partners that are required to collaborate on this program, is working through its Home Visitation Workgroup (HVWG) to prepare the application.
The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program is an exciting opportunity to help build the portion of the Great Start system that provides programs for pregnant women, parents and caregivers, and children from birth to 8 years of age in order to improve health and development outcomes. This grant requires that the State collaborate with existing early childhood system building efforts like Head Start-State Collaboration, Project LAUNCH, and the activities funded under the auspices of the Great Start Early Learning Advisory Council.
A request, with which the other State Departments and the ECIC concur, has gone to the Governor’s Office to appoint MDCH as the administrative entity for this grant. MDCH’s expertise in maternal, infant and child health as well as evidence-based home-visitation program implementation will serve the State well in the successful completion of this grant and in the hoped for expansion of this grant over the next five years.
Home Visitation Committee Updates