On August 22, 2012, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued a solicitation for applications for the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP). The program funds innovative, community-based programs that promote access to health care for children, youth and their families, including preventive health services. HRSA expects to make approximately eight (8) awards of up to $47,127 per year for five years. Selected projects will begin March 1, 2013 and end February 28, 2018. Grant recipients must contribute non-federal matching funds in years 2 through 5 of the project period equal to two times the amount of the award. Matching funds may include in-kind resources. Applications are due September 21, 2012. Proposed projects should be collaborative, innovative, and utilize health information technology.
Introduced in 1989, HTPCP awards have been made to a wide array of organizations, including medical centers, schools, local foundations and nonprofit agencies, community-based clinics, community health centers, hospitals, and local and state health departments. The focus area of a proposed project should be determined by local needs assessments. Examples of topical areas of projects that have been previously funded include: childhood overweight/obesity; pediatric oral health; enhanced clinical services; improved access to primary care providers and enrollment in Medicaid and/or CHIP-RA; care coordination/case management to increase prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy; injury prevention; pediatric mental health; developmental and behavioral health; rural health; asthma; school-based health; and health literacy.
For more details and a link to the HTPCP funding opportunity announcement, click here.