Expanding home visiting services for children


by Hillary Elliott

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced that an additional $72 million will be distributed to ten states for the expansion and establishment of evidence-based home visiting services. This is the second round of competition for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)funds. 

Six of the ten states receiving this grant will be implementing the Parents as Teachers model, including CO, CT, NJ, PA, TN and WA. These ten states are in addition to the original announcement of 22 states receiving the first round of competitive grants (Parents as Teachers is being implemented in 13 of those states). These competitive funding opportunities are in addition to the formula funding that all 50 states and 6 territories are receiving through the MIECHV initiative.

Organization

City

State

Award

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Denver

Colo.

$3,717,761.00

State of Connecticut Department of Public Health

Hartford

Conn.

$8,677,222.00

Iowa Department of Public Health

Des Moines

Iowa

$6,600,000.00

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Public Health

Frankfort

Ky.

$6,971,342.00

Minnesota Department of Health

St. Paul

Minn.

$8,000,000.00

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Trenton

N.J.

$9,430,000.00

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg

Pa.

$9,027,586.00

Tennessee Department of Health

Nashville

Tenn.

$6,571,353.00

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health

Richmond

Va.

$6,295,506.00

Washington State Department of Early Learning

Olympia

Wash.

$6,609,476.00

TOTAL

 

 

$71,900,246.00

 

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