Grant Funding Announced for Community-based Child Health Projects

(August 27, 2012)

Grant Announcement from Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) 

Application Deadline: September 21, 2012


The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) is a cooperative agreement between the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Federal grants of  $47,127 per year for up to five years are awarded through the program to support community-based child health projects that improve the health status of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents by increasing their access to health services. 

Healthy Tomorrows projects must represent a new initiative within the community or an innovative component that builds upon existing community resources. Projects usually target low-income populations and address four key areas:

1. Access to health care, 

2. Community-based health care, 

3. Preventive health care, and

4. Service coordination. 

Healthy Tomorrows Projects must include:

  • Direct health services 
  • Pediatrician involvement 
  • A 2:1 non-federal match requirement in Years 2-5 (may include in-kind funds) 
  • An evaluation component
  • An advisory board comprised of local community members, families, and program participants

MCHB is especially interested in proposals for projects that incorporate the goals, objectives, guidelines and materials of its Bright Futures for Infants, Children and Adolescents initiative to improve the quality of health promotion and prevention services in the context of family and community.

Healthy Tomorrows applicants must apply online through the federal grants Web site, After you register with and verify you have the correct version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer, select the "Download a Grant Application Package" and enter the CFDA Number (93.110) and the Funding Opportunity Number (HRSA-13-176) to review the program guidance and application package. 

Programmatic Assistance

Applicants may obtain information about program guidance and requirements, by contacting:

Madhavi Reddy-Netherland, Program Director,; 301/443-0754

Additional information related to assistance with developing your proposal and technical assistance, may be obtained by contacting:

Maureen Finneran, Program Manager,; 847/434-7082

Karla Palmer, Program Coordinator,; 847/434-4279