Opportunity to Expand, Establish New NFP Sites

The Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions (FAHSC) today released an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for state funding to establish or expand Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) programs in low-income communities. The funding was included in the 2016 state budget and is administered by FAHSC under a contract with the Florida Department of Health.

nfpPer legislative proviso, eligible applicants include local Healthy Start Coalitions and /or Federally Qualified Community Health Centers. Proposals will be reviewed and selected by a panel established by the NFP National Service Office.

NFP is designed for first-time, low-income mothers and their children. It includes one-on-one home visits by a trained nurse to participating clients who enroll voluntarily. The visits begin early in the woman’s pregnancy and conclude when the woman’s child turns 2 years old.

The ITN will be distributed to eligible agencies through the Florida Association of Community Health Centers and FAHSC.  Responses are due September 30, 2016.