A Request for Proposals (RFP) was released today for new and expanded home visiting programs in high-need communities as part of the Florida Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative (MIECHV). Proposals to establish new sites in unserved communities and to expand capacity in currently funded sites are eligible for funding under this RFP.
Eligible applicants include: governmental agencies, and non-profit and for-profit organizations operating in the state, including Healthy Start and other community coalitions; child development, prevention and related agencies; hospitals; Rural Health Networks; Federal Healthy Start programs; Federally Qualified Health Centers and Community-Based Care agencies.
Funding will be awarded for up to six sites for 18 months to implement or expand one of three evidence-based home visiting models: the Nurse Family Partnership, Healthy Families Florida and Parents as Teachers. Approximately 300 additional families will be served by new or expanded sites. A 2011 needs assessment identified 29 high-need communities in the state. Evidence-based home visiting programs are currently implemented in 21 of these areas with MIECHV funding. Only one application will be accepted for each high-need area.
Applications will be reviewed and scored by an External Objective Review Panel.
Letters of intent are due December 16, 2016. A technical assistance webinar will be held on December 1, 2016. Applications are due on January 20, 2017. Funding will be available April 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018.