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Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership, Education, and Advancement in Undergraduate Pathways (LEAP) Training Program

  • Program Name:MCH Pipeline Training Program
  • Activity Code:T16
  • Application Available:10/9/2020
  • Application Deadline:1/7/2021
  • Created By:Schwab, Dawn
  • Created On:11/7/2019
  • Last Updated by:Wildberger, William
  • Last Updated On:10/23/2020
  • Estimated Project Start Date:6/1/2021

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Modification published on 10/23/2020
MODIFIED October 23, 2020 to: Update the General Provisions in Division A of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act. Add language to clafify regarding Interchange with Other Programs/Recipient Meetings, and revise Sections IV.ii. Methodology, and Work Plan, and IV.iv. Budget Justification Narrative


 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-21-034
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.110
Provisional No
Activity Code T16
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2021


This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership, Education, and Advancement in Undergraduate Pathways (LEAP) Training Program (formerly called MCH Pipeline Training Program). The purpose of the LEAP Program is to promote the development of a diverse and representative public health and health care workforce by recruiting undergraduate students from underserved or underrepresented backgrounds into MCH public health and MCH-related health professions in order to improve levels of representation, reduce health disparities, and increase access to health care for vulnerable and underserved MCH populations, including those from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds. Few training programs currently focus on recruiting undergraduate students into MCH professions. The LEAP Program’s unique focus on recruiting diverse undergraduate student cohorts fills a critical gap by building and maintaining a diversified workforce that is reflective of and prepared to address the distinct needs of MCH populations. The specific objectives of the LEAP Program are to: (1) Recruit and support undergraduate trainees from diverse, underserved, and/or underrepresented backgrounds to: • Increase the number of undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds exposed to learning opportunities in MCH; • Promote development and interest in careers in MCH; and, • Increase their cultural responsiveness and skills in addressing health disparities in underserved communities. (2) Foster development of interdisciplinary leadership and research skills training at the undergraduate level in MCH public health and MCH-related health professions in preparation for careers in MCH. (3) Provide mentorship and internship opportunities to undergraduate students through preceptorships with MCH professionals, graduate students, and MCH/Title V organizations in preparation for graduate/post-graduate education/training in MCH. (4) Increase access to MCH undergraduate education and training through innovative and alternative methods, such as telehealth, virtual instruction, or distance-learning modalities.

 Legislative Information

42 U.S.C. § 701(a)(2)(Title V, § 501(a)(2) of the Social Security Act)

 Application Information

Application Available 10/09/2020
Application Deadline 01/07/2021
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 03/08/2021
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424 R&R
Allow Applications to be Reopened in EHBs No
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported New; Continuation & Supplement
Allow Electronic Submission N/A
Page Limit for Application
Allow Multiple Applications
from an Organization from
Electronic Submission Instruction Electronic submission is/will be available in Grants.Gov

 General Information

Projected Award Date N/A
Estimated Project Period N/A
Estimated Project Start Date 06/01/2021
Estimated Project End Date 05/31/2026
Estimated Amount of this Competition $940,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 6
Estimated Average Size of Awards $0.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement No

 Contact Information

Name Claudia Brown
Phone Number (301)4430869

 Download Information

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Document Name Size Date Attached Description
MCHB HRSA-21-034 (T16) LEAP_Final_Modified.pdf 503 kB 10/23/2020
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