Internal Deadline: Contact RII.
External Deadline: December 29, 2023
Award Type: Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 1
Anticipated Award Amount: Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project: $3,500,000; SHSPP TA Enhancement: Up to $800,000
Who May Serve as PI: You can apply if your organization is in the United States and is:
- Public or private;
- Community-based; and/or
- Tribal (governments, organizations).
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Research Initiatives and Infrastructure (RII) Application Portal: https://rii.usc.edu/oor-portal/. Use the template provided here: RII Limited Submission Applicant Template
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Two-Page Proposal Summary (1” margins; single-spaced; standard font type, e.g. Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 2-page limit will be excluded from review. You must use the template linked above.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project (SHSPP). The purpose of the SHSPP is to provide training and technical assistance (TA) to support grant recipients in improving their service delivery, meeting outcome measures, and building program ability to work with community partners to improve health and social service systems to reduce maternal and infant health disparities. These grant recipients include those funded under the following programs: Healthy Start (HS), Healthy Start Enhanced (HSE), and Catalyst for Infant Health Equity (Catalyst).
To carry out these activities, the SHSPP recipient will serve as the Healthy Start Technical Assistance and Support Center (TASC)1. As the TASC, the SHSPP will aid in strengthening the implementation of HS grant recipient activities by providing ongoing training and TA to grant recipients.
The HS, HSE, and Catalyst programs have an increased emphasis on addressing social determinants of health (SDOH)2 to improve disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes. Training and TA strategies provided by the SHSPP are expected to acknowledge and respond to SDOH affecting HS grant recipients across the country.
Program Goal: The goal of the SHSPP is to strengthen the ability of grant recipients in their implementation of strategies and programs that improve perinatal outcomes by increasing equitable access to quality community-based services.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.