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State Newborn Screening System Priorities Program (NBS Propel)

  • Program Name:State Newborn Screening System Priorities Program
  • Activity Code:H4N
  • Application Available:11/14/2022
  • Application Deadline:2/13/2023
  • Created By:Wildberger, William
  • Created On:1/25/2022
  • Last Updated by:Wildberger, William
  • Last Updated On:11/17/2022
  • Estimated Project Start Date:7/1/2023

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Modification published on 11/17/2022
Modified on November 17, 2022, to correct bookmark errors on page 5.


 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-23-065
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.110
Provisional No
Activity Code H4N
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2023


The purpose of NBS Propel is to support state/territory NBS programs addressing state/territory-specific challenges; pursue priorities to enhance, improve, and expand the NBS System; improve on NBS timeliness; support implementation of new conditions added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel; and increase access to treatment and follow-up activities for individuals and their families with conditions identified through NBS. NBS Propel has two focus areas: Focus Area 1 includes activities related to improving collection of specimens, testing of specimens, and reporting out results, including and improving the timeliness of these activities; and implementing screening for newly added RUSP conditions. Focus Area 2 includes activities related to improving short-term follow-up1 through long-term follow-up2 and helping families understand and navigate the process from confirmation of a diagnosis to treatment, and through follow-up across the lifespan. These activities include expanding access to diagnosis and treatment resources for providers and families of infants with SCID and other NBS disorders with a focus on reaching underserved populations, and empowering families to actively engage at all levels of the newborn screening system.3 Up to 25 recipients will be awarded under NBS Propel to up to 25 different states. Up to three awards will be made to states in each of the 10 HHS/HRSA regions listed below. Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont Region 2: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands Region 3: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia Region 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee Region 5: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin Region 6: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas Region 7: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska Region 8: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming Region 9: American Samoa, Arizona, California, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

 Application Information

Application Available 11/14/2022
Application Deadline 02/13/2023
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 04/14/2023
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424
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 07/01/2023
Estimated Project End Date 06/30/2028
Estimated Amount of this Competition $8,600,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 25
Estimated Average Size of Awards $345,000.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement No

 Contact Information

Name Kim Morrison, MS
Phone Number 301-443-6672

 Download Information

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MCHB HRSA-23-065 (H4N) NBS Propel and HRSA-23-077 (U22) and NBS EXCEL_Modified Final.pdf 464 kB 11/17/2022
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