Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Demonstration Sites for WV IMPACT Service Models

Opportunity Overview:

Funding Authority

HRSA Maternal & Child Health funding has been provided to the WVU Research Corporation to coordinate and oversee three demonstration sites who will provide direct services to families. This funding is from the HRSA-18-105 opportunity.

Purpose of Grant

Provide two-generational approach to creating opportunities and addressing the needs of families that would increase their economic opportunities, access to critical health and education services, improve early identification and intervention for high risk, and develop or expand existing services needed in particular areas. Develop a collaborative between the home visitation programs in designated areas, local providers, and state and national experts to focus on the challenges of children and their families impacted by maternal substance use and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

Project Period

The funding period includes: May 15, 2019 - August 31, 2023

Eligible Partnerships and Memorandum of Agreement

For this grant opportunity, an eligible site must be located in at least one of the following counties in West Virginia (WV): Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Harrison, and Preston and form an eligible partnership and submit a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by all partners and initialed on every page by each partner.

Each eligible partnership must include the following organizations:

  • MIECHV Local Implementing Agency (LIA);
  • Non-profit, community-based organizations that provide services to the targeted rural communities

The role of each partner is to be decided collaboratively by the partners and described in the MOA.

Amount of Funding

$7500 for Year 1; up to $120,000 annually for Years 2-5

Application Due Date and Submission Instructions

Submit one (1) 15-page application electronically containing attached files with all required components of the application and support documents. Mail documents to:

West Virginia University CED
Attn: Lesley Cottrell, PhD
959 Hartman Run Road
Morgantown, WV 26505

ATTN: IMPACT Demonstration Sites

Applicants are responsible for making sure the application package is complete and in the correct order based on the Application Checklist. All materials, as detailed in the guidance.

Questions & Answers

All questions must be submitted via email to lcottrell@hsc.wvu.edu.

Background

Rural Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) is a nationally funded opportunity to help communities adopt a two-generation approach to addressing the needs of both vulnerable children and their parents, with the goal of increasing parents’ employment and education and improving the health and well-being of their children and families. The aim of the IMPACT project is to expand the home visitation infrastructure and training capacity within a six-county region of WV that is most impacted by the physical, economic, and social effects of maternal substance use and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Research will focus on families who are experiencing addiction and its consequences. Each WV Demonstration Site, once identified will be a key partner in bringing this approach to WV to improve the health of our children and their families using multiple services and approaches to reach that goal.

WVU Research Corporation and the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (WVU CED) is accepting Demonstration Site Funding applications for the Rural IMPACT Network focusing on, but not limited to, two-generational approaches to addressing service needs of families with young children in at least one of six targeted counties: Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Harrison, and Preston. Of note, demonstration sites must incorporate the local Title V Home Visitation Programs and any non-profit or community-based providers who may provide key essential services (outlined below) to families who are referred for home visitation services initially.

Participation as a Demonstration Site is part of a service and research opportunity. As such, Demonstration Sites will be required to contribute to shared data collection and coordination efforts to test the services provided at the site and regional levels.

  • Spring 2019 Letter of Intent: March 8, 2019
  • Application Deadline: March 29, 2019

Eligibility Information

  • The coordinating center for Demonstration Site can include non-profit, community-based organizations in or near the targeted counties who demonstrates an ability to identify and coordinate partnerships with service providers and properly maintain data systems supporting efforts for this opportunity
  • Note that an application must include a MIECHV Local Implementing Agency (LIA) and build upon existing home visitation services in the area.

Required Components of Demonstration Site

  • Two-generational approach (services that address needs of child, parents/guardians)
  • Create opportunities and address the needs of families whose children have been diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
  • Prioritize and facilitate coordination of services that address effects of poverty and geographic isolation, particularly on early child development
  • Coordinate existing, and supplement new services that address gaps in existing, services within the proposed Demonstration Site focus area.
  • Services should be evidence-based, create economic opportunities for adult generation(s) in the family, ensure access to critical health development, education, and family support services, improve early identification of, and intervention for, high-risk families
  • Partner with local and state MIECHV LIA Home Visitation Program services and note how the following services will be addressed: access to primary care services, access to mental health services, access to developmental screening, assessment and treatment of maternal depression, assessment and treatment for substance use, access to comprehensive services, and education and/or job training opportunities for adult family members
  • Procedures for incorporating Project WATCH birth information and Birth Score into referral for home services.
  • Incorporate local, regional, and state partners to strengthen the services and impact of the Demonstration Site, particularly for women and families experiencing substance use and/or children diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
  • Have the demonstrated capacity to enroll and serve at least 55 children/families/annually for this designated program.
  • Incorporate time in schedule to meet with central team members and other demonstration sites on a regular basis.

Budget

  • Year 1 (date – August 31, 2019): $7500 each site to confirm award and involvement in project; establish MOU’s among partners; complete initial training for program; and contribute to development of clearinghouse and other program initiatives
  • Years 2-5 (September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2023): up to $120,000 annually available to enroll participants in proposed area and implement project plan at the Demonstration Site level

Application Components

  • Project Narrative
    • Define partners within the Demonstration Site and role of each partner.
    • Experience in delivering and coordinating services to high risk families including the priority population of families who may experience substance use.
    • Ability to monitor progress and impact related to Home Visitation Services and/or Services for young children and their families in target areas
    • Ability to comply with data collection and reporting procedures as established by the central site.
    • Proposed Demonstration Site structure, partners, and demonstrated roles and responsibilities
    • Existing services and identified service gaps
    • Proposed approach for addressing service gaps
    • Support for training Demonstration Site service providers
    • Proposed approach for working with Coordination Center (WVU CED) and remaining Demonstration Sites
    • Proposed approach for referring families for services not immediately addressed by demonstration site partners (e.g., noting referral process, reviews, etc.)
  • Project Budget
    • Year 1 (maximum $7500)
    • Years 2-5 (maximum $120,000 annually)
  • Full resume for Key Personnel