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R40 Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) Program

  • Program Name:Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Research Program
  • Activity Code:R40
  • Application Available:11/6/2017
  • Application Deadline:1/19/2018
  • Created By:Schwab, Dawn
  • Created On:1/12/2017
  • Last Updated by:Wildberger, William
  • Last Updated On:1/18/2018
  • Estimated Project Start Date:4/1/2018

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Modification published on 01/18/2018
updated for waiver


 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-18-071
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.110
Provisional No
Activity Code R40
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2018


This notice solicits applications for the R40 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) Program.  The purpose of the MCH FIRST Program grant is to advance the health and wellbeing of MCH populations by supporting innovative, applied, and translational intervention[1] research studies on critical issues affecting MCH populations. [1] For the purpose of this NOFO, an “intervention” is defined to include behavioral, social, or structural / health systems approaches, as well as combination applied clinico-medical and behavioral, social, or structural / health system approaches that contribute to the prevention of diseases or improvement of health (including clinical) outcomes for mothers, children and families at a population level.

 Legislative Information

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

 Application Information

Application Available 11/06/2017
Application Deadline 01/19/2018
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 03/09/2018
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424 R&R
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported New
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 04/01/2018
Estimated Project End Date 03/31/2021
Estimated Amount of this Competition $900,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 3
Estimated Average Size of Awards $300,000.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement No

 Contact Information

Name Evva Assing-Murray
Phone Number (301) 594-4113

 Download Information

Expand FOA (Guidance) Attachment (Maximum 1)
Document Name Size Date Attached Description
HRSA-18-071 MCHB R40 Final.pdf 357 kB 11/06/2017
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No documents attached
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