Explore MCHB Discretionary Grants that Report Using DGIS

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) supports a wide range of discretionary grant programs addressing the health needs of mothers and children, and organizations that support these populations. 

Discretionary Awards by Recipient State

The Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS) collects program and performance measure data that help assess the effectiveness of the programs and enable HRSA to monitor the projects. The grants, which address issues ranging from autism to emergency medical services to vision screening, help ensure quality health care is available to U.S. women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families, including fathers and children with special health care needs.

Information about MCHB-funded discretionary grants as of September 30, 2018 can be searched by state.

Select a state or use the dropdown menu to see each state or territory's summary report.

Redesigning the Performance Measures

Collecting performance measure data through our discretionary grant programs allows us to make improvements to our programs’ policies and practices. We can monitor grantee progress, conduct program planning and performance reporting. Information about discretionary grant data collection is also provided.

In June of 2016, we redesigned DGIS performance measures, giving us a more accurate, objective and detailed picture of the full scope of services provided by our grant programs. Additionally, the improvements will help us show alignment between discretionary grant programs and the Title V Block Grant program, so we can measure program outcomes between the two sets of programs.

Here are a few details about the redesign of these measures:

  • Most of these measures are specific to certain types of programs and will not be required of all grantees. 
  • The measures are categorized by domains (Adolescent Health, Capacity Building, and Child Health, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Lifecourse/Crosscutting, Maternal/Women Health, and Perinatal/Infant Health). 
  • Grant programs are assigned domains based on their activities. And, there are three core measures and financial/demographic forms that will be utilized by all grantees. 
  • Each grantee is only required to complete forms in this package that are applicable to its initiative.
  • Your program’s HRSA Project Officer will assign specific measures and forms.

For your convenience, the approved Discretionary Grant Performance Measures are available to download. Individual forms can be accessed below through drop-down menus. Download the Discretionary Grant Performance Measures. (PDF 2.2 MB)

Division of MCH Workforce Development Forms

To request access to historical DGIS data prior to FY2017 please contact the HRSA Contact Center:

For non-HRSA users:
Contact: HRSA Contact Center
Time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
Monday - Friday
Phone: 877-Go4-HRSA/877-464-4772
Contact us: EHB Contact Center

For HRSA users:
Contact: DGIS Tier 2 Support
Time: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
Monday - Friday
Closed all federal holidays
Phone: 301-443-2112
Email: HRSAEHBTier2Support@hrsa.gov

Note: If you use assistive technology, you may not be able to fully access information in these files. For assistance, contact HRSA Grants and Electronic Handbooks Contact Center or call 877-464-4772 (TTY: 877-897-9910), 8 am to 8 pm ET, Monday - Friday (except federal holidays).

Date Last Reviewed:  August 2020