We collect data to see how our programs are performing, what they are achieving, and what gaps remain. Discretionary awardees report performance information into our electronic data management system, DGIS, which resides in HRSA’s Electronic Handbooks (EHB).
What is a discretionary grant?
A grant is money, property, or direct help we award to a qualified non-federal entity (NFE). There are two types of grants:
- Mandatory – When the law requires the grant goes to a specific entity. Example: The Title V MCH Block Grant must go to state governments.
- Discretionary – When the grantor can decide which entities get the grant. We select the grantee based on their application.
Our discretionary grants address issues ranging from autism to emergency medical services for children to vision screenings. The State Title V MCH Block Grant is a mandatory grant for state governments.
What kind of information do awardees report?
They report a range of information from the goals of their program to the types of activities they conduct to how many people they reach.
The type of information we ask awardees to submit complements the information we gather about the State Title V MCH Program. That helps us measure the outcomes and impact between these two sets of programs.
All awardees report:
- Financial data
- Grant impact
- Quality improvement
- Health equity
Depending on the type of program, awardees will report additional data. That information will be specific to other things we measure such as health insurance coverage, scientific publications, and depression screening, to name just a few.
How do we use the data in DGIS?
We analyze the data that awardees report to DGIS. This information helps us make improvements to our programs’ policies and practices. We can monitor grantee progress toward goals. We report on the performance of programs, separately, as well as in aggregate.
Where can I access proposed updates to DGIS forms?
The next set of updates to DGIS forms is currently in the OMB approval process. Access the proposed updated forms (PDF - 3 MB).
Where can I access current DGIS forms?
Any DGIS report created on or after May 4, 2023, contains the updated forms as shown below. For questions, please contact your project officer.
Discretionary Grant Performance Measures (PDF - 1 MB)
- Core Measures (PDF - 205 KB)
- Capacity Building Measures (PDF - 259 KB)
- Activity Data Collection Form for Selected Measures (PDF - 145 KB)
- Population Domain Measures
- Division of MCH Workforce Development (PDF - 636 KB)
- Division of Child, Adolescent, & Family Health - Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (PDF - 473 KB)
- Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services (PDF - 315 KB)
- Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs – Family to Family Health Information Center Program (PDF - 234 KB)
- Division of Healthy Start Site Form (PDF - 199 KB)
- Form 1 – MCH Project Budget Details for FY (PDF - 140 KB)
- Form 3 – Budget Details by Types of Individuals Served (PDF - 171 KB)
- Form 5 – Number of Individuals Served (unduplicated) (PDF - 214 KB)
- Form 6 – Maternal & Child Health Discretionary Grant (PDF - 247 KB)
- Form 7 – Discretionary Grant Project (PDF - 199 KB)
- Form 8 – MCH Discretionary Grant Project Abstract for FY (For Research Projects ONLY) (PDF - 217 KB)
- Form 9 – Tracking Project Performance Measures (PDF - 132 KB)
- Form 10 – Project Performance/Outcome Measure Detail Sheet (PDF - 212 KB)
- Technical Assistance/Collaboration Form (PDF - 194 KB)
- Products, Publications and Submissions Data Collection Form (PDF - 196 KB)
- All Division of MCH Workforce Development Forms (PDF - 328 KB)
- Faculty and Staff Information (PDF - 140 KB)
- Trainee Information (Long–term Trainees Only) (PDF - 164 KB)
- Former Trainee Information (PDF - 139 KB)
- Trainee Follow-up Survey (PDF - 235 KB)
- Medium Term Trainees (PDF - 174 KB)
- Short Term Trainees (PDF - 134 KB)
- Continuing Education Form (PDF - 189 KB)
- MCH LEAP Program Graduate Follow-up Questions (PDF - 186 KB)
- LEAP Training Program: Trainee Information Form (PDF - 160 KB)
To request access to historical DGIS data prior to FY2017 please contact the HRSA Contact Center:
For non-HRSA users (such as grantees):
Contact: HRSA Contact Center
Time: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
Monday – Friday
Contact us: EHB Contact Center
For HRSA users (such as project officers):
Contact: DGIS Tier 2 Support
Time: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
Monday – Friday
Closed all federal holidays
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 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday (except federal holidays).