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Non-Competitive One-Year Extension With Funds for State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Grantees

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Notice of a Non-Competitive One-Year Extension With Funds for State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) (H-25) Grantees.


The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will be issuing a non-competitive one-year extension with funds for the current grantees of the State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Program. Up to $150,000 per grantee will be awarded over a one-year extended project period. The State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Grant Program ensures the healthy physical, social, and emotional development of children (birth to five years of age) by supporting statewide collaborations of early childhood service providers to create a seamless system of early childhood services for young children and their families. Each ECCS grantee is an active member, and in some cases these grantees hold a leadership role in their early childhood multi-agency State teams. Together, such teams have developed Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Plans that guide the development, implementation, governance, and financing of their States' early childhood service systems. The State team activities associated with these plans, and the comprehensive systems they describe, also include the identification and implementation of early childhood systems best-practice models, as well as the development of human resources and policies to support these practices. This extension with funds will allow HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to align its early childhood systems-building activities with HRSA's Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, the State Advisory Councils (SACs) and other early childhood initiatives under the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Project LAUNCH, and the Department of Education's Race to the Top (RTT).


Grantees of record and intended award amounts are:

Grantee organization nameGrant No.StateFY2011 authorized funding levelFY2012 estimated funding level
Alabama department of public healthH25MC00238C0AL$150,000.00$150,000.00
Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health BoardH25MC17140A0AZ150,000.00150,000.00
Arkansas Department of HealthH25MC00265C0AR150,000.00150,000.00
California Department of Public HealthH25MC08762B0CA150,000.00150,000.00
Colorado State Department/Public Health & EnvironmentH25MC00228C0CO150,000.00150,000.00
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana IslandsH25MC06112B0MP150,000.00150,000.00
Delaware Health & Social ServicesH25MC00253C0DE150,000.00150,000.00
District of Columbia/Department of HealthH25MC00241C0DC150,000.00150,000.00
Florida State Department of HealthH25MC01320C0FL150,000.00150,000.00
Georgia Department of Community HealthH25MC16260A0GA150,000.00150,000.00
Idaho State Department of Health and WelfareH25MC00245C0ID150,000.00150,000.00
Illinois Department of Human ServicesH25MC00247C0IL150,000.00150,000.00
Indiana State Department of HealthH25MC00263C0IN150,000.00150,000.00
Iowa Department of Public HealthH25MC00230C0IA150,000.00150,000.00
Kansas State Department of Health and EnvironmentH25MC00234C0KS150,000.00150,000.00
Kentucky Cabinet for Health ServicesH25MC00255C0KY150,000.00150,000.00
Louisiana State Department of Health & HospitalsH25MC00271C0LA150,000.00150,000.00
Maine Department of Human ServicesH25MC00266C0ME150,000.00150,000.00
Maryland Department of Health & Mental HygieneH25MC00273C0MD150,000.00150,000.00
Massachusetts Department of Public HealthH25MC00262C0MA150,000.00150,000.00
Michigan Department of Community HealthH25MC00252C0MI150,000.00150,000.00
Minnesota Department of HealthH25MC00276C0MN150,000.00150,000.00
Missouri Department of HealthH25MC01327C0MO150,000.00150,000.00
Montana Department of Public Health and Human ServicesH25MC06098B0MT150,000.00150,000.00
North Carolina Department of Health and Human ServicesH25MC00259C0NC150,000.00150,000.00
Nevada Department of Human ResourcesH25MC00229C0NV150,000.00150,000.00
New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior ServicesH25MC00248C0NJ150,000.00150,000.00
New Mexico State Department of HealthH25MC00236C0NM150,000.00150,000.00
New York State Office of Children and Family ServicesH25MC12970A0NY150,000.00150,000.00
North Dakota State Department of HealthH25MC00237D0ND150,000.00150,000.00
Oklahoma State Department of HealthH25MC01323C0OK150,000.00150,000.00
Oregon State Department of Human ServicesH25MC00269C0OR150,000.00150,000.00
Puerto Rico Department of HealthH25MC00274C0PR150,000.00150,000.00
Republic of Palau Bureau of Health ServicesH25MC00277C0PW150,000.00150,000.00
State of Alaska Department of Health & Social ServicesH25MC01326C0AK150,000.00150,000.00
State of ConnecticutH25MC01329C0CT150,000.00150,000.00
State of Hawaii Department of HealthH25MC00278C0HI150,000.00150,000.00
State of NebraskaH25MC00240C0NE150,000.00150,000.00
State of New HampshireH25MC00249C0NH150,000.00150,000.00
State of Ohio-Department of HealthH25MC01324C0OH150,000.00150,000.00
State of Rhode Island Department of HealthH25MC00270C0RI150,000.00150,000.00
State of South CarolinaH25MC06113B0SC150,000.00150,000.00
Tennessee State Department of HealthH25MC00260C0TN150,000.00150,000.00
Texas Health & Human Services CommissionH25MC03383C0TX150,000.00150,000.00
University of GuamH25MC18121A0GU150,000.00150,000.00
Utah Department of HealthH25MC00268C0UT150,000.00150,000.00
Vermont State Department of HealthH25MC00235C0VT150,000.00150,000.00
Virginia State Department of HealthH25MC00231C0VA150,000.00150,000.00
Washington State Department of HealthH25MC00254C0WA150,000.00150,000.00
West Virginia, Department of Health and Human ServicesH25MC01328C0WV150,000.00150,000.00
Wisconsin State Department of Health & Social ServicesH25MC00232C0WI150,000.00150,000.00
Wyoming State Department of HealthH25MC00256C0WY150,000.00150,000.00

Amount of the Award(s): Up to $150,000 per grantee over a one-year project period.

CFDA Number: 93.110.

Current Project Period: 6/1/2011 through 5/31/2012.

Period of Supplemental Funding: 6/1/2012 through 5/31/2013.

Authority: Title V, Section 501(a)(3) of the Social Security Act.


HRSA is extending funding for the ECCS grants by one year for the following reasons. MCHB has been working with leaders within HRSA involved in early childhood service systems, as well as with other early childhood experts and leaders in the field, to align its early childhood systems-building activities with early childhood investments within HRSA, including the MIECHV program, and with other Federal Government early childhood initiatives. HRSA/MCHB is focusing on the most efficient and effective use of funds to continue promoting coordinated, comprehensive early childhood systems and services for the Nation's children and families.

HRSA's MIECHV program funds evidence-based home visiting programs in 54 States and jurisdictions. Research shows that the success of such home visiting programs is dependent upon the kind of sound infrastructure that ECCS promotes and sustains. To ensure coordinated and non-duplicative HRSA program planning, as well as future early childhood systems programming, it is crucial to sustain MCHB's current systems development efforts under ECCS for one additional year while the next early childhood systems program is developed with input from stakeholders.


Audrey Yowell, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 10-86, Rockville, Maryland 20857 or email

Dated: May 2, 2012.

Mary K. Wakefield,


[FR Doc. 2012-11377 Filed 5-10-12; 8:45 am]