Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Building Health Through Integration (DHHS/HRSA)

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The Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for its 2013 Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Building Health Through Integration grant program.

The purpose of this program is to:

  • improve healthy physical, social, and emotional development during infancy and early childhood;
  • eliminate disparities; and
  • increase access to needed early childhood services by engaging in systems development, integration activities, and utilizing a collective impact approach to strengthen communities for families and young children. The program strives to improve the quality and availability of early childhood services at both the state and local levels.

This is a limited submission opportunity; the University may submit only one (1) grant application.

Interested faculty at the Medical Center must submit an abstract, CV, and budget to Dean Puzas via Catherine Muzytchuk (Catherine_muzytchuk@urmc.rochester.edu), using the words “Early Childhood” in the subject line.

Faculty at the River Campus interested in submitting a proposal must submit an abstract, CV, and budget to the Deans via Debra Haring (debra.haring@rochester.edu) or Cindy Gary (cindy.gary@rochester.edu).

The deadline for submissions to the Deans is March 15, 2013. The Deans will forward their ranked submissions to Associate Provost Jason Adsit by March 25, 2013. The Interim Vice President for Research will decide which submission will move forward by April 1, 2013.

The full proposal is due April 26, 2013. It is important to remember that ORPA must receive electronic proposals five (5) business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline, along with a completed and signed University sign-off form.

The complete program solicitation can be found here.


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