Internal Deadline: February 4, 2022, 5pm PT
External Deadline: April 6, 2022
Award Type: Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 1
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $1,300,000 per year
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-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 Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network 3.0 (HV CoIIN 3.0).
The goal of this program is to disseminate and scale up the most effective practices and interventions identified under the Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN) 2.0 and to research the development of specific tools and resources to advance quality improvement practices within the MIECHV Program.
The objectives of this program are to:
1) Plan, manage, and execute the scale up of interventions tested and found to be effective in HV CoIIN 2.0 to at least 30 state recipients and 300 local implementing agencies (LIAs). These interventions include strategies to alleviate maternal depression, support families impacted by Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), promote developmental screening and linkage to services, increase breastfeeding initiation and duration, complete age-appropriate well child care visits, improve the recruitment and retention of home visiting staff, and develop parent leadership within continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts;
2) Refine and test a new set of evidence-informed change strategies using accepted evaluation methodologies, such as rapid Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles, in alignment with best practices in home visiting implementation, emerging innovations, and the MIECHV Program performance measures; 3) Further refine the health equity framework and parent leadership toolkit8 developed in HV CoIIN 2.0 and support the integration of the health equity and parent leadership in CQI principles across all HV CoIIN 3.0 scale up and new topic CQI activities; and
4) Assist MIECHV recipients and LIAs in building their capacity to use CQI as a tool for ongoing program monitoring and improvement, utilizing coaching and peer-to-peer learning networks to ensure sustainability.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.