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Program Resources

This list includes links to organizations, websites, materials, and other resources on issues related to home visiting programs and improved child and family outcomes. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program offers these resources as a reference and does not endorse any particular resource, publication or organization.

Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness

HomVEE reviews the home visiting literature against established criteria and provides an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting program models that target families with pregnant women and children from birth to age five.

Data Reporting and Continuous Quality Improvement

The legislation that established the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program requires that grantees demonstrate measureable improvement in at least four of six benchmark domains. HHS identified a list of constructs that grantees were required to measure within each benchmark domain and gave grantees the flexibility to develop their own performance measures for each construct. This flexibility allowed grantees to develop performance measures that were meaningful for their specific programs. These two documents summarize the benchmark measures selected by grantees.

Below is a list of every performance measure selected by every grantee within every benchmark construct area in two formats:    

The DOHVE Technical Assistance Team provides assistance to MIECHV grantees on issues related to strengthening their evaluations of promising programs, developing and adapting data systems to facilitate tracking and reporting on federal benchmarks, and implementing quality improvement systems.

Home Visiting Grant Administration and Compliance

Recipient Type

Admin Requirements

Cost Principles

Audit Requirements

State, Local, & Tribal Governments45 CFR Part 92 (A-102)2 CFR Part 225 (A-87)

A-133 (PDF)


45 CFR Part 74.26 exit icon   

College & Universities45 CFR Part 74 (A-110) exit icon2 CFR Part 220 (A-21) exit icon
Non-Profits2 CFR Part 230 (A-122) exit icon
Hospitals45 CFR Part 74, Appx. E
For-Profits48 CFR Subpart 31.2 (FAR 31.2) exit icon

Reporting Requirements

Home Visiting Evaluation

The purpose of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation (MIHOPE) contract is to conduct the legislatively-mandated evaluation of the MIECHV program involving multiple tasks and activities that together will 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.

Collaboration Portal
The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Collaboration Portal is a private discussion and information-sharing site for grantee leads, federal staff and national model developers. The site is secure and password protected. To join this network, select the appropriate group’s sign-in, answer the questions and follow the registration instructions.

ZERO TO THREE   provides administrative oversight for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program technical assistance to grantees.

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs  provides universal and targeted technical assistance to States.

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago assists State grantee partnerships with the nine evidence-based home visiting national models.

Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc.  is conducting a process and outcome evaluation to inform continuous quality improvement.



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