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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

$60,310,033

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: PROJECT GRANTS
Popular Name: Tribal Home Visiting (HV) Program and Tribal Research Center for Early Childhood (TRCEC).
CFDA Number
93.508

Objectives: The Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (TMIECHV) is being administered by The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD), Office of Child Care (OCC), in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Assistance is available to eligible Tribes (or consortia of Tribes), Tribal Organizations, and Urban Indian Organizations, to strengthen and improve maternal and child health programs, improve service coordination for at-risk communities, and identify and provide comprehensive evidence-based home visiting services to families who reside in at-risk communities. The ACF, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), in collaboration with HRSA, is administering the Tribal Research Center for Early Childhood (TRCEC), which will provide leadership and support to promote excellence in community-based participatory research and evaluation of ACF early childhood initiatives that serve Tribal communities (i.e., Home Visiting, Head Start, Early Head Start). The TRCEC is expected to engage in a variety of activities that are designed to identify and develop effective practices and systems for home visiting, Head Start, and Early Head Start programs in Tribal communities; to establish the culturally meaningful processes and outcomes of those programs; to build research capacity within Tribal communities; and to build the capacity of researchers to conduct research and evaluation in partnership with Tribal communities. TRCEC will provide leadership and support to promote excellence in community-based research and evaluation of Tribal MIECHV, Head Start, and EHS initiatives that serve AI/AN children and families. TRCEC is expected to engage in activities that support the identification and development of effective practices and systems for integrated services for Tribal MIECHV, Head Start, and EHS in tribal communities.

 
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