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Cooperative Agreement to a USA Nonprofit, For-Profit, School District, Tribal Organization, or Agency to Assist Child and Maternal Health Programs

Family Engagement and Leadership in Systems of Care (FELSC)

GrantWatch ID# 205998
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - Maternal and Child Health Bureau, (MCHB)
CFDA Number: 93.110
Funding or PIN Number: HRSA-23-078
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Important Dates
Conference Date: 10/26/22
Deadline: 01/03/23

Grant Description
Cooperative agreement to a USA nonprofit, for-profit, school district, tribal organization, or local or state government agency to provide assistance and guidance to programs that improve child and maternal health. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Family Engagement and Leadership in Systems of Care (FELSC) program. The purpose of the FELSC program is to enhance engagement of families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and individuals with lived experience, within the systems that serve them. Family engagement is defined as patients, families, their representatives, and health professionals working in active partnership at various levels across the health care system to improve health and health care. The FELSC program will achieve this through two projects:

  • Project 1: providing national leadership on family engagement to support maternal and child health programs that serve CYSHCN.
  • Project 2: providing technical assistance to the HRSA-funded Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs).

You must apply for both Project 1 and Project 2. 

Program Goal: The goal of this FELSC program funding opportunity is to ensure a diverse3 set of family perspectives, experiences, and voices are well-represented to shape the systems of care4 that serve CYSHCN.

Project 1, National Leadership on Family Engagement, will provide subject matter expertise, technical assistance and training (TA/T), and other resources to youth, family leaders, and MCH programs and stakeholders (e.g., Title V programs, health systems and health care professionals) in order to promote meaningful engagement of families at all levels of care. In addition, Project 1 will collaborate with MCH programs, including Title V and other MCH programs, at the community, state, and national levels on policies, best practices, definitions, and measurement of family engagement of CYSHCN.

Project 2, Technical Assistance for F2F HIC Programs, will provide TA/T specifically to all 59 F2F HICs to strengthen data collection, sustainability, response to emerging needs, and how to increase their reach and engagement of diverse families. 


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Any domestic public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. § 5304 (formerly cited as 25 U.S.C. § 450b)), is eligible to apply. See 42 CFR § 51a.3(a). Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations are eligible to apply.

You cannot use funds under this notice for the following purposes:
• Provide payments for clinical services;
• Purchase service delivery equipment;
• International travel; or
• Entertainment, fundraising and/or support for lobbying/advocacy efforts

Pre-Proposal Conference
HRSA has scheduled the following webinar:

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
3–4 p.m. ET
Call-In Number: 1-833-568-8864
Participant Code: 89896910


HRSA will record the webinar and make it available at:

Pre-Application Information
The application due date under this NOFO is January 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. HRSA suggests you submit your application to at least 3 calendar days before the deadline to allow for any unforeseen circumstances.

Ensure your and registrations and passwords are current immediately! HRSA will not approve deadline extensions for lack of registration. Registration in all systems may take up to 1 month to complete.

How to Determine Your Eligibility:

How to Complete Mandatory Registrations:

How to Follow the Application Process:

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $600,000 ((Project 1: $300,000, Project 2: $300,000)
Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract
Period of Performance: June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2028 (5 years)

Contact Information
You may request additional information and/or technical assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this NOFO by contacting:

Marc Horner
Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Health Resources and Services Administration
Phone: (301) 443-4888

You may request additional information regarding the overall program issues and/or technical assistance related to this NOFO by contacting:

Jessica Teel
Senior Public Health Analyst, Division of Services for Children with Special
Health Needs
Attn: Family Engagement and Leadership in Systems of Care Program
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
Phone: (301) 945-5133

RFP & Supporting Documents
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