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.
Per 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.