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Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Innovation Awards

MIECHV Innovation Awards aim to support state and territory MIECHV awardees in the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovations to strengthen and improve the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive high-quality voluntary home visiting services that improve family health and well-being.

FY 2022 Innovation Awards

On September 3, 2021, we announced a competitive funding opportunity for approximately $22 million for up to 11 awards for states, territories, and nonprofit organizations to implement data and technology innovations for MIECHV Programs. These competitive awards will fund the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovations that leverage technology and/or data-collection and sharing strategies to improve the delivery of MIECHV-funded voluntary early childhood home visiting services.

Approximately $12 million of the total available funding for up to 6 awards is made available through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and will specifically fund innovations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These innovations will enhance home visiting service delivery, including virtual service delivery, through technology and data-driven innovations to address the immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency among families participating in home visiting programs. Applications are due November 1, 2021, and the project period will be from March 1, 2022 to September 30, 2024. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) resource is forthcoming and will be available on the MIECHV Program Technical Assistance webpage.

FY 2017 Innovation Awards

The FY 2017 MIECHV Innovation Awards were unlike any other MIECHV award – through a two-year cooperative agreement totaling $28 million, 19 awardees were given the opportunity through 14 awards to develop, implement, and evaluate innovations that strengthen and improve the delivery of MIECHV-funded home visiting services. A heavy focus was placed on the evaluation and dissemination of findings to all MIECHV Formula Award recipients, and aimed to demonstrate improvement in the following priority areas:

  • Priority #1: Recruitment, engagement, and retention of eligible families to MIECHV-funded home visiting programs
  • Priority #2: Development and retention of a trained, highly skilled MIECHV-funded home visiting workforce
  • Priority #3: Coordination of MIECHV-funded home visiting programs with community resources and supports, such as child health, behavioral health, and human services systems
  • Priority #4: Implementation of continuous quality improvement processes in MIECHV-funded home visiting programs
State Organization Priority Areas Award Amount
#1 #2 #3 #4
Colorado (PDF - 203 KB) Colorado - Department of Human Services       $949,664
Connecticut (PDF - 127 KB) State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood     $1,527,706
Delaware (PDF - 127 KB) Delaware Department of Health and Social Services   $1,529,980
District of Columbia (PDF - 170 KB) District of Columbia Department of Health       $1,494,700
Georgia (PDF - 128 KB) Georgia Department of Human Services       $2,000,000
Indiana (PDF - 135 KB) Indiana State Department of Health       $2,000,000
Iowa (PDF - 127 KB)

Iowa Department of Public Health

*Collaborative proposal with Virginia Department of Health

Kansas (PDF - 128 KB) Kansas Department of Health and Environment       $806,605
Louisiana (PDF - 162 KB) Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals       $2,000,000
New Jersey (PDF - 127 KB)

New Jersey Department of Health

*Collaborative proposal with Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

North Dakota (PDF - 157 KB) Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota   $1,960,193
Oklahoma (PDF - 126 KB) Oklahoma State Department of Health       $1,980,140
Washington (PDF - 130 KB)

Washington State Department of Early Learning

*Collaborative proposal with Idaho Department of Health Welfare, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Oregon Health Authority

Wisconsin (PDF - 129 KB)  Wisconsin Department of Children and Families     $1,599,821
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